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Thursday Challenge "So Natural"


Hilary Locke

Thursday Challenge "So Natural"

I enjoy blending photos into background papers. This works best with a layer mask, especially if the background of the photo is busy and/or uninteresting. For this LO I placed the element of the photo I wanted to use in its correct position on the page. I created a blank layer over the photo, then using Brandy Murry's Dynabrush BG Blenders and the colour set to black, I blanked out the element of the photo I wanted to retain. I then dragged this layer below the photo and clipped it to the masked I'd created (using CTRL G) Additional brush strokes can be added to reveal more of the photo if needed or the eraser can be used to blank out parts that are not required. I played about with the blending modes until the required effect was achieved (in this case Luminosity at 25%)

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    Great extraction and blending. Love that you think outside the frame.
    Gorgeous LO, love the extraction and the blending, looks like he's a whizz on the computer already. TFS xxx
    I love the way you pulled his feet out of the picture frame! I also love the blended photo. Beautiful page.
    I love your bg blending! It's great to read how you do it. I also love that OOB effect on the other photo. Too cute! Great layout!
    Wow, lovely photo and blending and thanks so much for describing how you do it. Cute photo and I love the OOB feet. So true about how computers and such all comes so naturally to little ones these days.
    Cute photo! I'm loving the descriptions of how you accomplished things in your layout. Great layout!
    Love those feet sticking out of the frame! Awesome blending. It is amazing what the little ones can do with computers now isn't it?
    Looks great and I love your OOB. Rowan's a cutie. I love his intent look.
    Nice use of the OOB technique. I like that you used a lighter colored paper on the left side so that his feet would stand out. Nice job!
    Kids and computers!! Fantastic blending and OOB. Cute photo too. Thanks for joining the challenge.