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%)