How to blend fade one image into another – Photoshop CC Essentials [32/86]

How to blend fade one image into another – Photoshop CC Essentials [32/86]

November 15, 2019 3 By Peter Engel


Hi there, this video comes
with some exercise files… and a cheat sheet for Photoshop. There’ll be a link in
the description for those. It’s part of my larger course,
which you can go and check out. There’ll be a link there as well. All right, enjoy the video. Hey there, welcome to this video. I’m going to show you how to do this
where we just kind of paint in an image. So we can do a kind of a cool
before and after. It’s pretty simple with a Layer Mask
and a brush. Let’s jump in now to find out how. Let’s open our two images
that we’re going to be blending. Let’s to ‘File’, ‘Open’,
in your ‘Exercise Files’… go to ’05 Selections and Masking’. We’re going to open up these two,
‘Layer Masks 01’ and ‘Layer Mask 02′. It’s a before and after renovation. So first of all let’s be on ’02’,
the finished version. Let’s grab the ‘Move Tool’, click, hold… drag up to this tab. Wait, trickle down… and line it up. Let’s be all serious about this,
and name the layers. I’ve double clicked the word ‘Layer 01’,
let’s call this one ‘New’. Double click the background, call it ‘Old’. Let’s have the new layer selected. Now for this blend we’re
using a Layer Mask… but what we’ve done in the past is… we’ve used something like
the Selection Tool. The Rectangle Marquee Tool,
make a selection… or the Quick Mask selection,
or the Quick Selection Tool. We made a selection first,
and then clicked on this button here. That’s not always necessary, especially in
this case, let’s go to ‘File’, ‘Deselect’. So you don’t have to have
anything selected. I’m back on my Move Tool. All I’m going to do is make sure
the new layer is selected… and just click on this
without a selection. Nothing happens, except we’ve got
this new Layer Mask here. And because it’s all white
it does nothing. We need some black bits in it
to start masking. Have a look at some of
the previous examples we’ve got. This is the project from the last video. You can see the black bits
hide the background. The white bits show it through. Let’s not worry too much about that,
but let’s get back into here. So we need to do two things,
we need to make sure we’re on the Mask. You can be on the actual image or the Mask. I want to work on the Mask. I’m going to grab my Brush Tool. It’s this guy here. Click on it, he is that many down. With it selected, I pick a brush size. We’re going to use something
quite big in this case. So I’ve got mine up to about 400… and in this drop down here,
I’ve got the Hardness down to ‘0’. Now the two main important things for this,
is we’ve got our Mask selected… and down here we’ve got black
as our foreground color. You see, at the moment mine is white. So to switch these two around
you can click on this double arrow. If yours are kind of like shades of gray
and it’s not completely black… click on this little option… just kind of like resets it
to full white, full black… and then click the little arrow,
just means my foreground color is black. Because we’ve got white,
if we paint it with black… we know things that are black
on the mask get hidden. So what I’m going to do is I’m going
to start down the bottom here… click, hold, and start painting. It’s this kind of a before and after,
you saw in the intro. How much do I want to go? I always kind of like, I like,
yeah, that looks kind of good… and then I go too far,
and then it’s looking a bit weird. The big thing to note is,
can you see down here… the black that I’ve painted on this Mask… is hiding this current layer,
the white bits are still showing through. So if I want to show things through again
I just switch. White is my foreground, and watch. Watch this, and watch where I’m painting,
can you see if I paint on that… it starts bringing things back through. It’s just a really easy way
to kind of decide… on what you want through
and what you don’t. I kind of like that. I might switch to black again,
and just paint out that bit there. So that’s a really easy way to
blend two images together… make sure they’re on top of each other. The top one, add a Layer Mask
with no selection… and just paint on it with black. If you need to bring stuff back,
paint on with white. Now I hope it’s not too nerdy for you
this earlier in the course… but it’s a really handy thing
just to blend images. One thing that might
catch you out though is… you can see this kind of like white box
around the Mask… now it’s on image, now it’s on the mask,
now it’s on the image. So when I’m working on my Layer Mask
it’s going to work perfectly… but when you say, save this document
and reopen it up… it’s probably going to be
back over here on the layer. Now if I’m on my layer and
I use my Brush Tool… and I make sure it’s on black… well this is going to happen. You’re like, “I’m painting out…” It’s going to switch it back,
paint it with white. You can see my little layer there… you’ve actually just painted
black and white on top of it. And you really need to hope
you’ve got an ‘Edit’, ‘Step Backward’. ‘Edit’, ‘Step Backward’. Maybe you want to make it ‘Step Forward’. All right, that is how to blend images
one across the other. Let’s get into the next video. Hi, it’s me again. If you enjoyed the video… a thumbs up really helps me
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my YouTube channel because… I release a video like this every week. Also know that this is part
of my larger course… so this is like a free part of it. There’s a larger course
called Photoshop Essentials. So you could go check that out. There’s a link in the description
for that full course. Also know that there’s exercise files,
those are free to download. Go check that out,
there’s a link in the description. Another link in the description
will be the cheat sheet. So I make, like a PDF cheat sheet
for Photoshop… with all the tips and tricks. You can print off and stick next to
your computer, and be more awesome. Link in the description. All right, that’s enough. haere rā