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June 7th, 2012, 01:40 PM
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maybe it's just been awhile, but I tried it last night and just couldn't get it to look right. I can't remember how I use to do it but I had such a hard time! I've not done a blend in forever. Can you give me any tips for next time?

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June 7th, 2012, 02:13 PM
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I just mess around with blending modes (I have no idea what they are actually called...but the ones that are like overlay, soft light, hard light, etc) and opacity until it looks right & erase away any hard edges but it has been FOREVER since I have done a blended photo, to be honest! I'll admit it's not my strength.

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June 7th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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yeah it's not my strength either. I've seen some amazing blends and i'm always drooling over how awesome it looks and i just can't replicate.
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June 7th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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Do you have any examples of what kind of blend you want? I do pretty much the same as Sara.

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June 7th, 2012, 05:05 PM
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That looks pretty good, I think! I usually just mess around a bunch, too, but what I often end up doing is duplicating the layer (even three or more times), and setting each of the different copies to a different blending mode with a different opacity. Sometimes I'll even make one of them black and white or sepia and leave the others in color.

Like, with that particular layout, if you wanted to brighten the blend just a smidge, you could maybe duplicate the layer once and set the copy to Hard Light, but then lower the opacity to maybe 10% or so.

But yeah, the only way to know what works is to just try a bunch of different things. I don't think there's any set method for it.

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June 7th, 2012, 06:37 PM
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I also make different layer with different amounts of what I want shown in them and layer those up to get different looks.
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June 7th, 2012, 08:16 PM
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i just need to figure out to erase it right I guess. This is one that I've loved since I saw it:

and I'm slightly embarrassed to post the page I lifted for that one up top since I lifted it so closely but here it is with it's amazing blend

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