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Photoshop Elements tutorial: Blending images with layer masks | lynda.com

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This tutorial shows how to use layer masks, along with the Gradient tool and the Brush tool, to blend two images together in Photoshop Elements 11. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Elements-tutorials/Photoshop-Elements-11-Essentials-04-Creative-Effects-Projects/120599-2.html?utm_medium=viral&utm_source=youtube&utm_campaign=videoupload-photog-lgLkE_Rl6G8. This tutorial is a single movie from the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 04 Creative Effects and Projects course presented by lynda.com author Jan Kabili. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 58 minutes long and shows how to create slideshows, photo books and calendars, collages and more with the tools in Photoshop Elements 11 Introduction 1. Creative Photo Effects in Expert Edit 2. Creative Graphic Effects in Expert Edit 3. Slideshows (Windows Only) 4. Photo Books 5. Photo Calendars 6. Photo Greeting Cards 7. Photo Collages Conclusion
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Nazira Banu (1 year ago)
superb
Keefe Morrison (1 year ago)
The video starts off waaay past where she should have. Which is what she typically does. Find another tutorial because this is pitiful. One of the worst tutorials I have ever seen. She doesn't even explain how she gets to the place she is starting at. LOLOL
Alex Sonnenthal (1 year ago)
so so high
Alex Sonnenthal (1 year ago)
it made me so high
Alex Sonnenthal (1 year ago)
high
Deborah Moore (1 year ago)
Awesome video! Thank you!
zsd101 (1 year ago)
Fantastic video. Simple, clear, and concise. Well done, and thanks for sharing. :)
Brindabella Bella (1 year ago)
Thank u Linda. I like the way u explain things. Just starting.
skyydancerdreams (1 year ago)
Thanks you! Very helpful!
RobinandPeggy Corbet (2 years ago)
What did you have for breakfast......speed??? I could almost understand you but you talked WAY too fast.
Sara Yung (2 years ago)
dandelion.
kenzie Myers (2 years ago)
Good vid though
kenzie Myers (2 years ago)
ur voice is so annoying and u have to give every detail about everything... ugh
Brindabella Bella (1 year ago)
Disagree. Voice is that of a dedicated teacher; and as a beginner I need to know these 'details'. We all learn differently.
Algis Kemezys (2 years ago)
Thanks so much! That was excellent! Be prepared!
H. Akay (3 years ago)
Thank you ! this is the best channel for Photoshop tutorials.
Algis Kemezys (2 years ago)
I agree
Dalia SotoBeltran (3 years ago)
I first want to know how do I get a "show open files" section as well!!!! >.<
Willow Munson (3 years ago)
Where is the auto blend command in adobie elements 11?
Cassolelvr (3 years ago)
Mine won't let me drag the second photo up to the layer box and I'm not sure why.
How To Gurus (3 years ago)
+Cassolelvr Hi, drag the 2nd image onto the 1st open image, not onto the layer panel.
De Guzan Paul Rhonnell (3 years ago)
Thank you i
tihkal (4 years ago)
super helpful!!! thanks :)
Jerome Benton (4 years ago)
This was very helpful!  Thank you!
Donna O (4 years ago)
Can you do overlay, such as add fire flies to a photo? I would like to use a program for my photography special effects.
S Louttit (4 years ago)
Can Photoshop Elements 13 allow you to turn photographs into oil or watercolor paintings?
How To Gurus (3 years ago)
+S Louttit Hi, go to Filter Menu and Filter Gallery. Look in the Artistic filter set.
discuss21 (4 years ago)
NIce example - but is advertising Lynda channel here. More free videos please.
Lulu Taylor (4 years ago)
I found the tutor Jan Kabili to be the easiest to follow yet. I would love to learn more from her. I recently bought CS6 and tried dozens of web tutorials and am a total beginner and keep getting tied up in knots with things going wrong. Does Jan Kabili teach CS6 or can you learn on Elements and then use that knowledge for CS6? She is awesome!
Mr Skull Top (4 years ago)
Thanks...but I never want to hear the word, "dandelion" ever again in my life!
ohhhsopeachy (4 years ago)
Great tutorial!
O.T.B (4 years ago)
that was reay cool and helpful thanks
Tom Collins Jr (4 years ago)
WoW is right!  Thank you Lynda!
Billie's Craft Room (4 years ago)
WOW thanks so much for this video its a whole new way of mixing two photos and the result is amazing.
Willo Smith (4 years ago)
What version of photoshop is this?
revnova (4 years ago)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
Tim Cook (4 years ago)
Thank You!
Patti Kappauf (4 years ago)
Excellent - thank you!
TheVideos4u2c (4 years ago)
Thank you for posting this very helpful video. I see where it has a lot of potential. I have just recently started using Elements and going everywhere to learn all I can. Thanks again.
Brian Ventham (4 years ago)
How do you get the thumb nail images to show on the bottom to be able to select them?
Samuel Mui (4 years ago)
Click on "Photo Bin" at the bottom left hand corner of the workspace.
Baron Von (4 years ago)
Nice tip. Many thanks.
Talyn Khanbabyan (4 years ago)
Thank You! This was extremely helpful!!!
Aislyn H (4 years ago)
It won't let me drag the photo onto the layers panel!
Irakli Bobokhidze (4 years ago)
Amazing Tutorial, gradient masks are really cool I never thought of that. Is there a way to mask everything below a certain layer? I am trying to sketch a website in Photoshop and would like the blank browser window print-screen to show on the top of everything. I could possibly delete the middle part or mask it but what is the best way of doing this?
Marie-Pier Courbron (5 years ago)
not at all useful for me. Im trying to add someone in a family picture. The sizes dont work, Im trying to move ppl around. Photoshop isnt that easy to use!
Lee B (4 years ago)
use the recompose feature its the easiest way to shift objects around in an image without layering
Ashley Fuller (5 years ago)
this is so helpfull you explain it perfectly
This Is Life! (5 years ago)
awesome thanks
Paula Kolarik (5 years ago)
Great video!  Just what I was looking for!
Marilyn Bailey (5 years ago)
EXCELLENT video....well presented!~
Doug M (5 years ago)
A great service you provided with this easily understandable and educational video. Your tutorials rock!
Camilo Rendon Gomez (5 years ago)
Great theaching!
Kim Young (5 years ago)
Thank you so much. This was very simple, and understandable.
Silvia Li (5 years ago)
Great video, easy to understand:-)

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