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can anyone tell me how to blend one image with another. I've been trying to work it out for ages. There is an example at the top of "http://pjh.org
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The simplest way: open both images in Photoshop. Go to one of them; do "Select All", and then "Copy", to copy the entire image to the clipboard. Now go to the other image, and select "Paste". This will paste the first image into a new layer in the second image. By going to the Layers palette and adjusting the opacity of the newly-created layer, you can adjust the mix of the two images. When you're done, you'll need to flatten the image down to one layer (by selecting "Flatten Image" from the "Layers" menu) before you can save it out as a conventional image type (e.g. JPG, BMP).

Hope that helps!



Jason


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Just to expand on things a bit...layers are really the whole "trick" to Photoshop.  Paring back the opacity is one of about 1,000 things you can do with images on layers.  You can cut holes in images on one layer and the layers "underneath" that layer will show through.  You can create elaborate masks that allow you to apply filters to specific areas of an image.  You can change the order in which layers are viewed.  You can isolate components of an image (text, for instance) so that they can be edited without disturbing other graphics.  You can turn layers off and on to work on isolated parts of your image.  You can duplicate an image to multiple layers and maintain multiple copies of a given image in a single document.  Phew, and I'm just getting warmed up.  Layers are the key to understanding Photoshop and to creating professional graphics for the web, multimedia, print, everything.  Good luck!
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cheers jason
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