How To Blend a Color Layer to a Image

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How To Blend a Color Layer to a Image? - PSP Tutorials - Fading Images to Background Colors with PSP

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Let's say you has an image and you want to use it as the background for your Web page. But the image is too bright to be used as a background. You can follow the steps below to blend a color layer to your image to make it soft:

  • Go to menu: File > Open. You will get the Open dialog box.
  • Locate the image created in the previous tutorial: fyi_banner.jpg.
  • Click OK. Your image will show up. It will be labeled as "Background".
  • Go to menu: Layers > New Raster Layer. You will get the Layer Properties dialog box.
  • Click OK. A new layer will be created and labeled as "Layer1".
  • Select the Flood Fill tool from the Tool Palette, and select the blue color from the Color Palette.
  • Click somewhere in Layer1. Layer1 will become blue.
  • Go to menu: View > Toolbars. You will get the Toolbars dialog box.
  • Select the Layer Palette and close the dialog box.
  • In the Layer Palette, move the Opacity scale to 50% on Layer1. You will see that the blue layer becomes partial transparent and the background image is blended with the color layer.
  • Go to menu: Layers > Merge > Merge All. Layer1 will be merged to Background.
  • Go to menu: File > Save as.
  • Save the blended image as fyi_banner_blended.jpg. It will look like this:
               

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