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How to use the blending modes to create very good special effects in Photoshop.
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Okay, today I want to go over some of the fun things that you can do with the backdrops and show you how I accomplished some of the things that are in the sample pages. I'm going to show you how to get this look with two backdrops. I already have a tutorial on how to extract the player. This overlay is part one of our free templates that you can get at EasyDigitals.com. In my other backdrop tutorial I go over how to change the color of a backdrop. So I'm not going to go over that right now. So here’s my two backdrops. You can either drag this over on top or you can just right click it. Click duplicate layer and find the document that you want to duplicate it too which is number one right here and click okay and now I’m going to go ahead and get this one out of the way.
All right so now I have two layers here. I’m going to turn this off. Any time you have a layer that has black or white in it, you can do a blending mode to make the black or the white completely disappear, so basically I’m going to turn this back on and I’m going to send a blending mode for screen and it will ignore anything black. Any time you want the white to disappear then you can use multiply but it in this case, it looks better with the screen so that’s the one I’m using, but then you basically just drag in or pull in your other template elements and your all set.
Okay, while I’m on this one, I’ll go ahead and also show you how to put a picture behind that same line so basically I have this picture up and I’m just going to drag it over per shift and bring it up. Press enter. So I’m going to come to my layers and I’m going to turn this one off and I’m going to set this one to screen and theirs my player. Okay, next I want to work on this backdrop and this dancer so basically I’m going to drag her over and hopefully your pictures will go in bigger than this in terms of very small resolution photos. And on this one I use multiply for the dancer and then I did some adjustments which, I’ll show you how to do. Just kind of like this come out and we’ll change that later to multiply and as you can see it’s already done the effect but you can see a little bit of the edges which I don’t want.
And I also don’t want to see this design behind her. Okay, so I have the layer selected with the dancer on it and then I’m just going to click this to at a mask and the first thing I’m going to do is I’m going to soften this edge so that you can’t see the transition and then I’m going to add a new layer and put it underneath and the white will cause will make her show more so I’m going to just add some white wherever I don’t the background show on this new layer. I like the template showing through her leg, so I’m not gong to do as much on that area and then I’m just going to leave that the way it is and just come in here and work on her face and her hands I don’t mind that background thing blended into that.
I’m going to get my eraser tool and erase all the bit of this I’m hitting my right bracket again. Just in a soft edge. Just erasing the white so as you can see you can have a lot of fun with these backdrops when working with the blending modes. Just try to experiment with it and have some fun with it and I always like to see what you guys do with these templates with any of this backdrops so he is dropping a line and said show me what you’ve done and if you want two we can put at the showcase.