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The Perfect Photo Gift
These types of images are very popular among the art community. I usually see forestry backgrounds blended into silhouettes. I'm going to break it down very easy for you.

Posted by Shayla F. from Terre Haute, Indiana, United States • Published See Shayla F.'s 21 projects »
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  • How to make a digital artwork. How To Create A Surreal Blended Image In Photoshop - Step 1
    Step 1

    First off, you will need two types of images. A background and a black silhouette. You can easily turn any of your images into a silhouette by coloring it black. Then, you will need a photo shop program, picmonkey.com actually has a layer option on their website for free!

  • How to make a digital artwork. How To Create A Surreal Blended Image In Photoshop - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, you should either copy and paste or create a new layer and add image on top of your silhouette. Some programs allow you to just copy and paste and others make you create a new layer. Either way, you must have two layers: your silhouette and your background.

  • How to make a digital artwork. How To Create A Surreal Blended Image In Photoshop - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the background image fully over your silhouette.

  • How to make a digital artwork. How To Create A Surreal Blended Image In Photoshop - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, for the layer options on your background, set it to SCREEN (sometimes LIGHT will work as well).

  • How to make a digital artwork. How To Create A Surreal Blended Image In Photoshop - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you click that blending option, your images will be merged into a new surrealistic image.

  • How to make a digital artwork. How To Create A Surreal Blended Image In Photoshop - Step 6
    Step 6

    There are so many possibilities!

    These types of images would make a great framed photo gift. Such as using a child's silhouette and combining it with their favorite toys, using a beloved pet silhouette then maybe collaging different images of that pet into the silhouette, or what I normally see are animal heads blended with water or trees.

    Have fun!

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