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Blending images with haze

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This is a short tutorial I wrote for CRPhotomanipulation 's Manip Academy project. 
I explained a few tips for blending an object into a hazed landscape background. This small guide will probably be most useful for people who already got the hang of the most basic photoshop tools because I don't explain how to create adjustment layers or how to work with blending modes. For that I refer to other tutorials.
Shoot if you have any questions!

The stock images I used are the following:
Lake 56 - sparkling lake by Momotte2stocks Castle by ElizaTibbits-Stock
Thanks a lot to the stock providers!
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Amanda-Kulp's avatar
Super helpful!! This always gave me trouble. Now I know what tools and technique to use thanks to you. 
ErikShoemaker's avatar
Yup, it is mostly about adjusting the contrast to the surroundings and there are several ways to do that. I'm glad it was helpful!
Thanks - this is exactly what I've been looking for. :)
ErikShoemaker's avatar
I'm glad it helped! :)
Oriannis's avatar
I've been searching for a tutorial like this forever! Thank you for an outstanding tut!
ErikShoemaker's avatar
glad you like it and you're welcome!
bernardtime's avatar
great tut thank you.  Please do more.
ErikShoemaker's avatar
if I have time, maybe I will :) Glad it helps!
bernardtime's avatar
thank you I'll check them sites out now.
Merrysol66's avatar
Great tutorial, thanks! :) (Smile) 
ErikShoemaker's avatar
you're most welcome and thanks! I'm glad it helps!
Momotte2stocks's avatar
sillentassault's avatar
Easy and with a great outcome.
ErikShoemaker's avatar
glad you think it's useful, and thanks!
sillentassault's avatar
The more options I have to blend things and give them a better result the happier I am, this was extremely useful in not only that department but it also gave me knowledge about the bluish environmental haze. I honestly never gave its color much thought and never bothered to look it up.
KandaHaruka's avatar
Totally useful in the future. :D
ErikShoemaker's avatar
glad you like it!
redmoon-mistress's avatar
I found this tutorial helpful and easy to understand. I'll definitely try some of these tips out for my next manip. Thank you for sharing your skills :heart:
ErikShoemaker's avatar
glad it was useful & thanks for the feedback!
Flupser's avatar
Ich bin gerade nur über die Bilder drüber geflogen ohne wirklich zu Lesen und es hat mir weitergeholfen , werde es mir später komplett durchlesen :)
Danke:happybounce: 
ErikShoemaker's avatar
freut mich dass es hilft!
MindTuber's avatar
Great tutorial to basic and important element in work with blending photos.
ErikShoemaker's avatar
glad you like it!
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