We’ve received quite a few inquiries of late regarding layouts in our gallery with full-page photo blending accompanied with click.masks. So time for another how-to using Photoshop Elements and the layout above (Photoshop follows similar steps). You can see Part 1 of this series here.
- Open Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Open Paper of choice to blend image into. We chose a paint stroke collage paper from Art Journal Fresco Papers.
- Add three layers of the main focal photo sized to fill the page.
- Set the bottom layer’s blend mode to Overlay at 100%, the next layer keep Normal and adjust the opacity to your taste (I used 20%), then clip the top layer to the click mask (positioned over the focal point of the image, like the little girl in mine).
That’s all there is to it!
Note: my camera is 17MP so the photos are sized 12×18 at 300 dpi. If your images are much smaller, consider replicating this at 8×8 instead of 12×12.
Marie shares her blended page of beautiful river rock imagery below.
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Happy creating! Michelle