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How can I blend two layers to make the picture look more natural? Picture included.

Sep 21, 2013, 21:09
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Question How can I blend two layers to make the picture look more natural? Picture included.
I obviously got far enough to add the images together and get the correct size. I just cant find any tutorials to show me how to make the layers blend and look more natural. I added a new background to an image and I want it to look like it belongs there. Any help would be appreciated.

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Lirael

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Sep 22, 2013, 09:38
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RE: How can I blend two layers to make the picture look more natural? Picture included.
You can improve it a little bit by feathering the edges of the head. I hope you saved your image as layers in xcf format rather than exporting.

Always worth while giving Ofnuts section on removing backgrounds a look.
http://gimpforums.com/thread-proper-subj...d-painting

I started off making screenshots, easier to make a little video.

http://youtu.be/_sWNKo4na3Y one and a half minutes, not a complicated process.

hope it helps.

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Sep 22, 2013, 21:20
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RE: How can I blend two layers to make the picture look more natural? Picture included.
It all depends on your context of "blending"

Foreground/realistic overlay
If you want the snow to overlap your portrait(pic of you?) I would put the photo under the snow layer, then change the layer mode until you find a mode that blends well.

Person selection/edges
Another method is to create a threshold mask, where black is your selection & white is everything your cutting out, I've detailed a tutorial here:

Fly away hair(selection mask), direct link to post 3
http://gimpforums.com/thread-selecting-f...7#pid21197

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