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Affinity Photo: How to blend to 2 photo layers together?

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I have these two photos. On the bottom is a notebook and on top is an image of a painting. How do I make the edge of the painting blend to the notebook page? In other words how do I make it seem as if it's not a straight line.

 

 I'm a complete newbie and still trying to get used to this software.

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you'll almost certainly want to use a mask at some point, but one thing you can try is to adjust your blend options for the painting layer (assuming it is on top) to something like the following:

 

on the righthand side of the Blend Options dialog (Underlying Composition Ranges), select the shadow end of the curve and drag it down. Then drag the highlight end of the curve to the left almost to 1/4 of the way to full shadow (note: it will be a very steep curve). Something like this:

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What you are telling Affinity is that you want the dark parts underneath to blend through your top image.

Give it a try.

 

Michael

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If you want to try a mask instead of the method Michael described, select the upper layer and add a mask to it (the icon at the bottom of the layer panel).

 

Be sure to select the mask square on the layer panel and you can paint on it in black, white and any shade in between.

The white will let the part of the upper image visible, the black will make it disappear and then make visible the underlying layer.

 

If you use a hard brush the transition will be immediate, if you use a soft brush or a gradient, you can obtain a smooth transition between your images.


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If you want to try a mask instead of the method Michael described, select the upper layer and add a mask to it (the icon at the bottom of the layer panel).

 

Be sure to select the mask square on the layer panel and you can paint on it in black, white and any shade in between.

The white will let the part of the upper image visible, the black will make it disappear and then make visible the underlying layer.

 

If you use a hard brush the transition will be immediate, if you use a soft brush or a gradient, you can obtain a smooth transition between your images.

 

…wanted to write the same. Just a mask on the painted layer and with a brush you can erase the hard edge.

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