Challenge - Digital Challenges :Blending Multiple Photos into One Image
by Sande Krieger
This weeks challenge is to take two or more photos and blend them to make one image.
My nephew James is on the track team at Utah State Univ. I took 3 photos of him starting the 800 which I then blended into one photo. It helps that I was standing in the same spot for all 3 photos and just pivoting my upper body as I shot each photo. That way all the photos had similar backgrounds and angles.
To do this I followed these steps:
Crop all 3 photos the same size - in this case 4x6.
Open a new document 4x12 (I later cropped it to a 4x8).
Drag all the photos onto the new document and line them up so that the sequence of how I wanted the finished photo to be was correct. You can change the opacity of each photo if that helps to line them up.
Use a mask to erase parts of each photo (if you're using PSE you can do this with an eraser). Use a soft round brush at about 50% opacity to soften the transitions between photos.
There are several ways to blend photos together and this is just one method. If you're using PS or PSE you can use the blending modes to achieve a really interesting collage effect.
I'm excited to see what you do with this challenge!
Products used for this layout are:
background paper - Wishing Sunshine kit (with Antiquities paper behind so I erased part of the Sunshine paper so it would show through on the corners especially)
overlay - French Revolution Paper Making Kit
tab - Feeling Bookish 2 but I attached the yellow paper from the Sidewalk chalk kit to make it stand out more
stitches - French Kiss Kit
letters in title - Sketchy Kit (I attached vintage paper from the Antiquities kit to make them stand out more)