Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Blending with a soft brush, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
When it comes to creating composite images using layer masks, I don't think …there is such a thing as reinforcing too much the concepts that are involved. …And so, even though you might typically use a selection as the basis of a layer …mask to blend two images into a composite result, I think it's worthwhile to …practice from time to time blending with a simple brush. …It helps reinforce the overall concepts of layer masking, and it's also a lot …easier in many cases than utilizing a selection. …Let's take a look at the basic process of using the Brush tool to simply paint a …layer mask. I have an image here with two layers: …there's the Clouds and Hill layer, that is the image where seen right here.…
And if I turn of the visibility for that layer, we'll see a Cloudy Sky layer down below. …And I like to blend this sky into my Clouds and Hill layer. …So, with my Clouds and Hill layer active on the Layers panel, I am going to start …off by clicking on the Add Layer Mask button, that's the circle inside the …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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