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Blending Object to a new background

Feb 13, 2014, 03:38
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Blending Object to a new background
Ok so here is new task that I am trying to learn. I have figured out how to crop an object from a picture and place it on a new background. So what I want to do now is find out how to blend it into its new picture. For instance I have a picture of me holding my daughter, I cut us out and put us on a background that is more dark and gloomy. how do I go about merging the two so they blend together? Thanks for your help in advanced.
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Feb 13, 2014, 15:43
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RE: Blending Object to a new background
One way is to use a layer mask

There is a (short) bit about it here, not so much for feathering in, but the basics are there.
http://blog.patdavid.net/2011/10/getting...masks.html

and a much-much longer video from 'meet-the-gimp' (down at the moment with a broken server)

The video is also on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7uE2ntewII the bit you want is about 8 minutes in.

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Feb 13, 2014, 23:56
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RE: Blending Object to a new background
Rich2005,
Thanks for the response. I am watching these videos and they really seem like a good start to what I am trying to accomplish.

Thanks,
WolfmanJoe
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