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Multiple Blends in a picture.................

Apr 22, 2012, 15:02
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Multiple Blends in a picture.................
Hi Could someone please help me with this. I am trying to blend two pictures using layer masks and the gradient tool. I have seen a tutorial from photoshop which enables you to place one picture on the top of the other and using the gradient tool blend and expose the background from all corners of the picture, in fact any part of the picture. However when I try to do multiple blends in GIMP, the first blend works OK but when I go to do the second one, the first one is deleted. The photoshop example showed a ladies face with forest scene and waterfall as a background. In that example with the face in the foreground, it was possible to blend from a number of places from all sides and each time a blend was done, it would remain there even after more blends were done. Does GIMP have the same capability for doing this as photoshop?
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Apr 22, 2012, 15:29
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RE: Multiple Blends in a picture.................
You just have to use selections to restrict where the new blend applies, so that it doesn't cover the whole layer or layer mask.

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Apr 22, 2012, 16:20
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RE: Multiple Blends in a picture.................
(Apr 22, 2012 15:29)ofnuts Wrote:  You just have to use selections to restrict where the new blend applies, so that it doesn't cover the whole layer or layer mask.

Hi .. thank for that but I have tried doing it in sections but each time I put in a gradient even if it is only 1/2 " long, the first one always disspears?
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Apr 22, 2012, 17:09 (This post was last modified: Apr 22, 2012 17:10 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Multiple Blends in a picture.................
Not *sections* but *selection*. If you select an area of your image (rectangle/ellipse/freehand...) then paint operations only apply to that area and the rest of the layer remains unscathed. Six selections, six blends with various colors:

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This of course also works (in grayscale) on a layer mask.

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