Easy Blending Technique When Using Digital Backdrops and Photo Props

I recently wrote a very detailed blog post explaining three main mistakes I see people making when using digital backgrounds and props.

They are…

  • 1. How to size and scale the subject properly so it looks natural and realistic.
  • 2. How to match the lighting or color to the Digital Prop and Background.
  • 3. How to blend edges of the subject in the background.

If you missed this post…Click Here To Check It Out!

In today’s post I want to cover another technique that can help you color match your subject with the digital background and props.

Watch the video below to see this technique in action!

FYI: The Digital Creation I used as an example in this lesson is called “Long Bike Ride and Whimsical Patchwork City”.

The basic steps for this technique are…

  • 1. Create a duplicate layer of the background and prop
  • 2. Select layer and apply Filter==>Blur==>Average
  • 3. Change the layer blending mode to Soft Light
  • 4. Adjust opacity to desired strength

TIP: If you only want your subject to have the Average Blur applied…use the eraser to remove on background or any other areas.

This is just one technique to help your Digital Creations blend better when using digital backgrounds and props. I’ve also used the Hue/Saturation adjustments and Photo Filter to color match and you can see that post here.

The best advice I can give you is to try different techniques to improve your images.  These are just a few tips that will help you create better portraits if you’re using Digital Backgrounds and Props.

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If you are wondering what the Digital Creations were called they’re…“Fun With Numbers” and “Wheelbarrow Meadows” and can be found in the member’s area.

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