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blending

Do you have a problem with your photos when you enlarge them?

Do you have a problem with your photos when you enlarge them? Do they appear fuzzy and out of focus? No doubt you have run into this from time to time. But what do you do when you need to enlarge your photo for a full page (12×12) photo or when you change the dpi … Continue reading »

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On Using Paintshop Pro To Age Photos

On using Paintshop Pro to age photos, I will show you four ways to use PSP’s built in plug-ins to age photos. Before we start please refer to New Photos to Old with Plug-Ins for links to plug-ins and textures, if you have not downloaded them already. Just like we did in the above referenced … Continue reading »

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New Photo to Old with Plug-ins

New photo to old with plug-ins is my favored way of altering a photo. Next time I’ll demonstrate how to do it from PSP. But for now onto making that photo look antique. I used the following plug-in and textures, just click on them to be taken to site: VirtualPhotographer by Optikverve Labs (a free … Continue reading »

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Calendar was completed…

but the finished product was not that good.  Oh it will work.  It is pictures of my kids.  I just have a long way to go to figure out this whole blended pictures/templates.  Here is one of my best blended pieces –  the top half of the January calendar: This is the best one of … Continue reading »

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It’s all in the background work

Sometimes you just want something a little different. In Mode of Operation we used the blending modes on text; in Show me the way, on maps to be used in the background. You can also use it with photos, as seen below. This works especially well with photos that didn’t turn out just as you … Continue reading »

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Show me the way

The Bug’s question: How to integrate a map into the background (for traveling photos)? If you haven’t done so already, read Mode of Operation. We will be using the same technique here. To find maps for download, just type in “free downloadable maps” in your search engine. Below I will provide links to a few … Continue reading »

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Mode of operation & Happy Halloween

Sometimes you find an alpha, frame or element you really like but it just doesn’t work with the background you have chosen. In that case you may want to try out the blending modes. Below are examples of some of the blending modes using the “Bewitched” alpha and dark paper that I used in my … Continue reading »

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