Using layer blend modes and opacity


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Using layer blend modes and opacity

When you're combining images on two different layers, there are some controls in the Layers panel that come in real handy, and those are up here, the Layer Blend Mode menu and Layer Opacity, and the new Masks panel also has some useful controls when you are creating a composite image like the one I am about to show you. I am starting here with two images that in themselves aren't very exciting. On the top layer is this old overexposed photograph of a tent, and on the layer beneath is a scan that I made of a map that had been sitting in the garage and got some water damage and some wrinkled areas.

The first thing I'm going to do is to soften the edges of the tent photo. I will get the Rectangular Marquee tool here, and I am going to come in and click and drag close to the edges of the photo, and then I'm going to add a layer mask to that layer by going to the bottom of the Layers panel and clicking the layer mask icon. When the mask comes in, the areas that were not selec...

Using layer blend modes and opacity
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Using layer blend modes and opacity provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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