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  1. #1
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    Blending

    Can anyone help me blend a photo with a backgound paper???
    I thought it would be so easy... it's not.
    Thanks!

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    Hi Mary, what program are you using? You can use the pattern stamp tool with a soft brush in Photoshop to accomplish this fairly easily. I don't know if PS elements has a pattern stamp tool, but I will help you figure it out if you let me know. :)

  3. I use PSE 5.0 and the method is also fairly easy.

    Tamara

  4. There is a great tut on here my ABitDaffy, but I can't remember where I saw it... I think it's in the Oct. QOTC threads...

    A quick easy way is to select your photo (marching ants) set feathering to 200 and click inverse, then delete. Lower the opacity on your photo a bit and then use a soft eraser to get rid of any edges...

    Hope this makes sence...

  5. #5
    great tips...I think this is one of the things where everyone has it own methods.

    I usually play with the oppacity to get the effect I want.

  6. Another method is to just use the overlay blending mode. Make sure your photo layer is over the background layer though. Don't know if this works with other programs, but it does with Photoshop I know.

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    Mary, here the tut I wrote:

    http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com...background.pdf

    It's for Paint Shop Pro, but it should translate fairly easily to Elements....it talks about 3 different ways to do it - Feathering, Blending (Opacity), and Masks (I don't know about Masks in Elements), but the first two should work almost the same way in PSE.

    If you need help, let me know, I've got PSE 4.0 on my box, too (I do walk on the wild side occasionally and venture in the world of Adobe )
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