There are several ways you can do this, so if you have another technique and it works … by all means, blend away First we need a photo… and a paper to blend it to. This paper is from Urban Fantasy by Jumpstart Designs (which is retired now… I bought it over a year ago & just now getting around to scrapping with it!). I’m also using a photo of my dog:
The coloring of the photo doesn’t match the kit, so I’m going to desaturate the color out of it by going to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate
Also, the photo is cut off on the right side (thanks, phone :P), so I want to push the photo over to the right side of the page:
Now we can begin with the blend. Change the opacity of the photo layer to a much lower number than 100%. This number will depend on YOUR preferences… ie, how much of the photo you want showing. Here I’ve bumped it down to 36%:
You can sit and play with it until you’re happy with it. This is what mine looks like up close. You can see how the paper shows through:
Now because this photo is smaller than the paper, personal preference is stepping in and making me enlarge the photo a bit. Normally, I would NOT do this, because when you enlarge something on your page, it becomes grainy/blurry/just crappy. Because this is a blend, it doesn’t make a big difference. If you decide to enlarge your photo, just make sure to lock the proportions so that your photo doesn’t get skewed out of shape:
Here’s a look at the blend up close after enlarging:
Still looks great :) Moving on! The only thing left to take care of is the left edge of the photo. I can see it. I don’t want to see it.
So I’m going to erase it. Here I’ve chosen a big grungy brush from Just Jaimee’s Keeping It Real #2 set:
and I’ve set the Mode of the brush to “clear” (hence making it an eraser…)
Now tap up & down the edge of the photo with the brush until the edge disappears:
Voila – one happy little photo blend!
And here’s the finished layout:
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