Photoshop Layers Effects
Example 4: mixing
With layers we can make another
great effect: blend one image into another!
For this example I have used two
images. I have selected only the areas that we need for this
example. Since the selection technique will explained in a next
tutorial you can donwload the PSD
file to practice with.
First I have deleted the man's
face and I have replaced it with a copy of the sky. You'll find
this layer just ready on the PSD file.
Then I have selected the falcon
and I have copied and pasted it on the first image. When you
copy an image into another Photoshop automatically create a
Even if the images have colors
enough similar there are several points where there not blend
correctly. Look here:
To avoid this problem you can use
the Stamp tool. To get the better result you must copy small
zones of the first layer on the second. You should blend the
dress into the falcon's feather.
To make these copies without flatten
the layers you can use a features of the Stamp tool that in
Photoshop 5 is "Use All Layers" that you can find
in the Options Tools (press enter to see this window - in Photoshop
4 "Sample merged").
When you make the copies use different
brush size and different Stamp opacity. This can give to you
a good help to make the effect.