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Blend Multiple Images Better With the Edging Technique

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As promised in my last post we’re taking a bold new direction this year, including weekly updates.

As well as publishing in depth written tutorials, I also want to bring you guys regular quick video tips, showing you some of the most effective techniques that I use in my own design work.

Today show you how to use the edging technique to improve the blending of your Photoshop work.

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About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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6 Comments:

  1. Constance says:

    I just wanted to say “THANKS” for the tutorials you mail out. I am trying to increase my knowledge level on Photoshop and your tuts and tips really help me out a lot. I just wanted to thank you.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Constance. I really want to help you to improve your work, so anything you’re struggling with, please let me know.

  2. Bert says:

    Thanks Tom. I used to do it by making an averge blur from the background and place it in soflight mode on the subject. I’ll try this one.

    • Tom Ross says:

      That’s a really smart technique too Bert! I can see it working well, although personally I do prefer to blend the colours by using adjustment layers. The point of the edging technique is that it’s often the edges between separate subjects that let a good blend job down, as they can clash somewhat. The edging technique is all about transitioning more smoothly between separate images, and therefore tying them together.

      Let me know how you get on with the technique :) .

  3. Alida says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge. Every day I try to learn something new in Photoshop (Retaining it all is a bit of a problem). Your tutorials are very clear and helpful.
    Many thanks from an old Granny.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks for your comment Alida. It’s definitely a good idea to try and learn something new regularly. I recommend book-marking some of your favourite guides so that you can brush up on them from time to time though :) .

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