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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8: Maximum Performance by Mark Galer

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Project 3

Layer Blending

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Photograph by Abhijit Chattaraj

The blending technique enables the texture or pattern from one image to be merged with the form in another image. Blending two images on the computer is similar to creating a double exposure in the camera or sandwiching negatives in a traditional darkroom. Photoshop Elements, however, allows a greater degree of control over the final outcome. This is achieved by controlling the specific blend mode, position and opacity of each layer. The use of adjustment layer masks can help to shield any area of the image that needs to be protected from the blend mode.

Body art – Blend a texture or pattern ...

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