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    Help, The Right way to blend.

    Hello

    I have seen TONS of hosting sites that are using blendings for their headers. I cannot seem too do them right. I have tried too use the tuts at Photoshop Cafe. But its not the same. How do people go about making those belnding layers for hosting sites/templates?


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    Last edited by Faraaz; Aug 9, 2002 at 07:16.

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    You have an example? "Blending" could mean a whole host of effects. ;-)

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    Ok,

    The most recent hosting template I checked out was Triple Softs.

    http://www.triplesoft.net/template/templ020.html

    See the blending effect up on the header, thats thge type I am talking about

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    Looks like your basic layer opacity kinda stuff there.
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    Looking for something more in depth =)

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    the blending effect which u want to tell is actually done with images (opacity) and cut paste- with hue saturation.

    in detail -

    some images have been taken and compiled together. then the opaciiity of certain parts have been reduced and certain filters provied. then the image has been give hue/saturation effects and the color effects of blue !
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    If you let us know what image editor you use, more help will be available. I'm moving this to the Multimedia & Graphic Design forum so that you can get more detailed responses

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    Hello

    I use Photoshop 7.

    I tried to do it last nite. I can't seem too get it too loook professional

    And What do I need to know about hue/saturation?

    Thanks
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    Last edited by Faraaz; Aug 11, 2002 at 07:32.

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    Originally posted by Faraaz
    Hello

    I use Photoshop 7.

    And What do I need to know about hue/saturation?
    I think Ruchir was making reference to changing the colours of each of the images you want to a similar colour.

    Image > Adjust and have a little play around with the levels. Best way to learn is have a little play with each of the options.

    In fact when creating images like the one in the link you provided, I tend to use a combination of different layer blending modes and opacity. To experiment with layer modes, do just that, experiment. When you have a layer look at the top of the layers palette and click the drop down menu to see 10 or so different layer modes. Each of the names refer to how that layer will react to others. Some are fairly self explanatory and some you just have to play with to see what they do. Use a couple of good source images and have a play, Im sure you'll create something like you want in no time.

    Dan

    Oh, and after reading the above, this link may help you with a few of the finer points:

    http://www.adobe.com/webstudio/photo...lend/main.html

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    That link and Dan's explaination should get you going. The only other thing I may suggest is that you explore the gradient tool. Including a gradient layer of a specific colour, and messing with the blending and opacity can help you get the effect you are after.
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    Actually, it's unlikely that Hue/Saturation was used for those effects. In most cases, it's simply a matter of changing the blending modes for layers, then playing with the opacity.

    There's tutorials all over the net for those sorts of effects.
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