Blend with Blend If

I have done quite a few tutorials about the powerful tool, Blend If.  I have shown many technical ways to use it, from Noise Reduction and Sharpening to the basics and better vignettes, but I have yet to show you how to use it in a creative way.  In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to merge two photos and make them blend seamlessly together, it is pretty wild!

Blend with Blend If 2 for web +

As you can see in the photo above, the barn image appears to be perfectly applied to only the highlight areas of the peeling paint texture below it.  This makes it look like it has been painted on an old wall.  With masking this would be very tricky, even the automated selective masking using the midtones of the layer below can’t quite get the job done.  With Blend If the blending of the two photos took seconds.  There is far more control in the Blend If settings than traditional masking can afford.

Along with today’s tutorial, I have 4 textures that you are free tot download and use on your images.  These are free, really, no strings attached.  I appreciate you and am thankful for the relationship we have developed so consider it my way of saying thank you!

4 Textures in this download

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Want to see other useful Blend If Tutorials?

  1.  Basics of 

  2.  Noise Reduction and Sharpening

  3.  5 Ways Blend If Will Blow Your Mind

Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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