CREATE BLENDED IMAGES WITHOUT PSP OR PHOTOSHOP!
Learn how to create blended images like the pros using the freeware
vector program, Serif
Draw Plus 4.0.
|.Tutorial using Drawplus
And voila-- your blended images!
First, gather two (2) images that you would like to use in your
montage. Also, make sure that they are the same exact height.
Open a new document in DrawPlus.
one (1) of your images and paste it onto your canvas.
on the transparency tab on the toolbar in the right hand side of
your screen. (When you do, you will see rows of little boxes filled with
black and white fades.) Click on the square that is fading out from black
to white. (1st square, third row, which will read "linear 1" when you
mouseover it). When you do, the image should fade out from left to
Import your 2nd picture and paste it onto your canvas. Go to the transparency
tab again. Now find the transparency effect where the little box fades
from white to black. (1st square, fourth row, and will read "linear
6" when you mouseover it.) When you do, the second image will fade
from the left.
Using your select tool (black arrow on left tool bar), move the
2nd picture to overlap over the 1st one to create a seamless transition
Export (file-> export) your new image to the format of your choice.
NOTE: As you probably guessed, you can create a number of different
blends using the variety of transparencies available. Just try experimenting
to see what you can accomplish. The possibilities are endless!
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