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Creative blending in just 4 steps

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
October 24, 2014

Harness blend modes to create standout visuals

1. Blend two images

To create a basic blend, start with two images on top of each other. Experiment with blend modes on the top layer until a good blend is achieved.

2. Layer mask

To remove areas of the blend layer, apply a Layer mask and use black to paint away what you don’t want. You can also lower the Opacity.

3. Add another image

You can add more images and textures to the mix. Just follow steps 1 and 2 for the new addition(s).

4. High Pass sharpening

On a new layer at the top, press Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E to merge everything. Set it to Overlay. Go to Filter>Other>High Pass and adjust to Sharpen.