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    Art - Part 1 :: Art Journaling 101 - Playing with Paint Splats: The Blend If Tool








    Art Journaling 101 - Playing with Paint Splats: The Blend If Tool

    After the sweet introduction to Art Journaling by Nicole, I thought it would be cool to dress up in the blending department. Art Journaling often includes blending, stacking, extracting the items you use on your page. You probably know your usual blend modes by now like Multiply, Linear Burn, Soft Light and Hard Light. The Blend If tool takes blending even further. One of the big difference is that it doesn't change the color of your blended item while it still allows you to let the item play with the background layer.

    I was always intimidated by the Blend If, because it looked complicated. After I dove into it and learned how it's working, it became the perfect tool for all my pages.

    On my layout you might get a glance of what I'm talking about.





    All the brushes/paint splats I used are playing with the background layer, without them being discolored by a blend mode. On some I let the lines of the background paper shine through. Even the photo and the text are loving the Blend If! On the photo I additionally used the Linear Burn blend, to make it more part of the paper. You will see the difference in comparison in the video tutorial.


    What You Need to follow the tutorial:

    I used Photoshop CS6 for this tutorial. As far as I know, most of the regular versions of Photoshop have the Blend If tool. Photoshop Elements is lacking the tool. Sorry, girls! I heard of a workaround for PSE but I can't test it.

    You will need a paper that is either textured or slightly patterned. And you will need a colorful paint splat. You can also use a brush and clip a patterned paper to it and merge them into one layer. Just don't use a pure black or white or uni colored brush. It won't work very well.

    And that's it! Here's my first video tutorial for your pleasure!




    Any questions left? Feel free to ask me here in a comment!



    Homework

    I won't give you additional homework. If you want to, play with the tool in the homework you do for Nicole. You can of course, if you want to, make another page and post it here


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    Last edited by AlinaLove; 07-22-2015, 11:48 AM.
    Loving it here <3

  • #2
    SOOO fun! Thank you!

    created using gorgeous goodies from creashens

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    • AlinaLove
      AlinaLove commented
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      Thank you! It's been super fun to make it, too

  • #3
    This was so cool! I did 2 background papers with this trick! Thank you so much for that tutorial!

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    • #4
      Originally posted by Therapy97
      This was so cool! I did 2 background papers with this trick! Thank you so much
      I'm happy that you tried something new! Looks precious
      Loving it here <3

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