Monday, May 26, 2008

Want some help with blending photos?

Credits; backgroundpaper by Paint the Moon, from DAM
(Digital Artist Magazine), march issue designer kit,
Fotoblendz Clipping Masks by Anna Aspnes (Designer Digitals),
flowers; Weeds and Wildflowers Grandma's pressed flowers (freebie),
gift; by Jackie Eckles (freebie) Little Dreamer Designs.
brush; "On the edge flourishes 1" by Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals),
fonts: 28 days later and Congress.

It's fun to blend photos with a backgroundpaper but it can be difficult without some help. Misty Cato had a tutorial on this subject the other week and a freebie, it worked out great when I tested it. But I wanted more clipping masks and Misty recommended Anna Aspnes (Designer Digitals) clipping masks, so I went and bought a package, and it was great!!!


So easy to use, just put your photo over the clipping mask, there are 9 different masks to choose between, and then press ctrl+alt+g in photoshop (or ctrl+g in photoshop elements) and the photo blends with the backgroundpaper. You can also change the blending mode if you want to. I've used the first mask to the left, first row, for my layout above, about my nephew Edwin and his grandmother.




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