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Blending a harsh line

Dec 30, 2013, 02:42
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Blending a harsh line
I am having a horrible time getting rid of the hard edge of the photo that I want to blend in with the gray.

Both are on separate layers, with the top layer being the photo itself.
I added a layer mask to the photo, and selected the blend tool , with the gradient set to FG to BG.

Pulling my cursor from left to right, I still cannot get rid of the harsh line without loosing the clarity of the photo.

Any suggestions? I am completely stumped.

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Dec 30, 2013, 15:30
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RE: Blending a harsh line
For gradient type, make sure you pick "FG to BG (HSV ...)"
or maybe "FG to BG (RGB)"

if its on the top "FG to BG (hard edge)", you'll get a hard edge no matter what you do.

With mask on "White (full opacity)"...

Pull blend line short from the right side of the hard edge you want to blend, if you haven't already.
- - as seen in this section of this nice tutorail vid:
Then slowly pull it longer.
- shorter you pull it, the smaller/thicker the edge is on the photo.
- longer the line, the more spread out the gradient/smoother the gradient, so start short & experiment to see where the gradient ends up.
Alternately, adjust the "Offset:" in the blend toolbox options, before you draw the line.
(higher offset, harder edge, start with 50.0)

(Figure 14.63. “Blend” tool options)
for reference.

*Also checking on []Dithering may help

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Dec 30, 2013, 21:46 (This post was last modified: Dec 30, 2013 21:50 by thardenbrook.)
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RE: Blending a harsh line
Thank you! I finally got the picture line blended out to my somewhat satisfaction. Just a matter of of continuing to play with it to get the desired results.
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