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    Cool BlendAbout!

    Are you ready to blend?
    Download the freebie pack here!

    And let's get started!

    We will be talking blends over the next couple of days and then post your page using at least 3 of the freebies and any other DesignerDigitals products by 9pm EST tomorrow [Sept 26th] for a chance to win a $5 store GC

    I have to go on a college visit tomorrow but will be on in the early morning and evening tomorrow to catch up!
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    great freebies Katie!

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    The freebie includes a blendable childhood image that's ready to blend as is. Or use the stamped block to clip to a photo or patterned paper and blend!
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    Camera: Nikon D700 with Speedlight SB-600
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    Software: Adobe PSE3 and CS3, Illustrator CS3
    computer platform: Mac

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    I am going to love this challenge!
    Joanne



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    PSE 12 on a PC

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    What are your favorite blend modes?
    I like linear burn and color burn!

    on my page I used Linear Burn for the fairy image but I wanted the image to blend more seamlessly into the background so sometimes the blendable's colors need to be adjusted to get the blend I want. In photoshop you can use the Image>Adjustment> Replace Color and select the yellow 'paper' color and desaturate and lighten it to make it fade into your background more. It all depends on the color of the layer you are blending into what adjustments will be needed.
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    Camera: Nikon D700 with Speedlight SB-600
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    Software: Adobe PSE3 and CS3, Illustrator CS3
    computer platform: Mac

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    I like multiply, soft light and hard light. Experimenting with them while I'm working on the page is what I love about blending.
    Joanne



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    Camera: Canon 6D
    Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm
    Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
    PSE 12 on a PC

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    okay, newbie here, all ears and eyes to learn some fantastic techniques.......

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    Oh that little fairy blend is just beautiful Katie. Thanks so much for the whole packet!
    Maureen
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    What do we live for if not to make life a little easier for someone?
    iPhone4Gs is my camera!/27" iMac/Macbook/MountainLion
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    I think my go to blend mode is soft light -- use it lots!
    Linda

    My gear: Nikon D700; 24-70mm 2.8; 70-200mm 2.8; 105mm 2.8; 50mm 1.4; 150-500mm 5-6.3
    My software: Photoshop CC on a PC; Lightroom 5.2; ACDSee 17

     photo blink1_zps1b48dedb.gif DDblinkie! photo DDblinkie_zps0593abf9.gif

  10. The freebie kit is beautiful! Its funny, I have blended LO posted but always forget how I did it (the blending process)!



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    Thank you for the great freebies!! Blending is one of my fav things to do!!

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    Oh, that fairy is beautiful! Thanks, Katie! :O)
    I'm with Joanne; multiply and soft light and I like overlay, too. I guess I like the subtle changes. :O)
    ~Kelly




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    Quote Originally Posted by rache77 View Post
    Its funny, I have blended LO posted but always forget how I did it (the blending process)!
    bwhahaha ...I'm glad I'm not the only one who forgets what she did! Even if I have the layered psd, I can't always tell some steps if I've had to merge items.
    Maureen
    My Blog:Cooking My Life
    What do we live for if not to make life a little easier for someone?
    iPhone4Gs is my camera!/27" iMac/Macbook/MountainLion
    PSE11/LR5


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    simple blending can add artistry to your pages!
    I love this page from Christina
    she blended a photo clipped to a stamped blocks and placed it under the focus photos giving them a foundation and giving the page a sense of place
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    Christina's page is gorgeous! I have been blending more elements and photos on my pages lately. I love hard light and multiply blend modes.
    Amy

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    My stuff: Nikon D700; Nikkor f2.8 24-70mm, f2.8 105mm, and f1.4 50 mm lenses; Tamron f2.8 70-200; Photoshop CC, Lightroom, iMac, MacBook

    DDblinkie! photo DDblinkie_zps0593abf9.gif

  16. I type myself a note using the text to tell me what I do/did then turn the eyeball off I have to wait til I get home to get the freebie and to scrap

    Quote Originally Posted by rache77 View Post
    The freebie kit is beautiful! Its funny, I have blended LO posted but always forget how I did it (the blending process)!
    Debbie Douglas aka Minideb
     photo BLINKIE_zpsf19a4128.gif

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    I really worked with the fairy. I ended up changing it to yellow and using Hard Light blend mode to try to blend her into the woods. I didn't like the blend modes on the main photo so I just lowered the opacity.
    Thanks for all the great freebies.
    HERE is my page.

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    I'm loving Linda's [earlofoxford] football pages!
    The blending of the large photo is a subtle addition again giving a sense of place and really allows you to feel the energy of the memories at the stadium


    and this page looks like an advertisement with the extractions and blending
    game on!
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    Lenses: 16-35mm F4, 24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8
    Software: Adobe PSE3 and CS3, Illustrator CS3
    computer platform: Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by janbull View Post
    I really worked with the fairy. I ended up changing it to yellow and using Hard Light blend mode to try to blend her into the woods. I didn't like the blend modes on the main photo so I just lowered the opacity.
    Thanks for all the great freebies.
    HERE is my page.
    great page--love the way the girls are framed!
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    Lenses: 16-35mm F4, 24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8
    Software: Adobe PSE3 and CS3, Illustrator CS3
    computer platform: Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofoxford View Post
    I think my go to blend mode is soft light -- use it lots!
    I like soft light too and then I find myself duplicating the layer to intensify the image
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    Software: Adobe PSE3 and CS3, Illustrator CS3
    computer platform: Mac

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    REMEMBER... you'll want to post your pages in the special events gallery
    3rd Quarter 2012 Chat Event - Digital Scrapbooking Ideas - DesignerDigitals

    to be included for a chance to win the gift certificate!

    Jan, please let me know if you want to have your page moved to that gallery!
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    Camera: Nikon D700 with Speedlight SB-600
    Lenses: 16-35mm F4, 24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8
    Software: Adobe PSE3 and CS3, Illustrator CS3
    computer platform: Mac

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    There are some great products readymade for blending in the store in the Blendables series!
    Look how simple it is to just add a dictionary word and blend it into your page!
    Katie - owner of DesignerDigitals
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    Software: Adobe PSE3 and CS3, Illustrator CS3
    computer platform: Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie pertiet View Post
    REMEMBER... you'll want to post your pages in the special events gallery
    3rd Quarter 2012 Chat Event - Digital Scrapbooking Ideas - DesignerDigitals

    to be included for a chance to win the gift certificate!

    Jan, please let me know if you want to have your page moved to that gallery!
    Thanks Katie, I think I got it moved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie pertiet View Post
    What are your favorite blend modes?
    I like linear burn and color burn!

    on my page I used Linear Burn for the fairy image but I wanted the image to blend more seamlessly into the background so sometimes the blendable's colors need to be adjusted to get the blend I want. In photoshop you can use the Image>Adjustment> Replace Color and select the yellow 'paper' color and desaturate and lighten it to make it fade into your background more. It all depends on the color of the layer you are blending into what adjustments will be needed.
    I use Hard Light and Overlay or Soft Light most often, but I often try lots to decide which one to use. Looking forward to tis chat as I love blending.

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    Got up at4am to get the boat out of the water...lay down with the ipad to take a nap and find these cool blended fairy pages.....no nap now....


    Can't wait to try later........

    Thanks....hoping to see more of those fairy people in the store SOON!!
    just call me Uma

    I guess I SHOULD remove the blinkie.
    BUT I'm not gonna!




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    Quote Originally Posted by janbull View Post
    I really worked with the fairy. I ended up changing it to yellow and using Hard Light blend mode to try to blend her into the woods. I didn't like the blend modes on the main photo so I just lowered the opacity.
    Thanks for all the great freebies.
    HERE is my page.
    I often play with the opacity slider when I am blending, too.

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    yes, Katie, you reminded me that I often duplicate a blended image (even more than once}, especially using modes like soft light. I think blending for me is a lot of 'playing around' to get a look. I often forget what I've done, too, so Deb how do you make a noteof what you've done ? I use PSE 10.

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    Got to go now - Ladies Golf day, but I will return to read more later. Looking forward to hearing what everyone does with blending.

  29. i must admit, i'm stuck on soft light and sometimes multiply--i love the subtle. but Katie's tutorials and fun chats like this have me at least experimenting a little more.
    heather

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    Blending is the reason I finally made the switch from paper to digi scrapping! I love the options and creativity.
    I use hard/soft light the most, sometimes overlay. I do that too Katie, sometimes use a lighter mode soft light or overlay and then duplicate it, to give it more pop.

    I'm not sure I've tried Linear burn... I'll have to try that option. I'm like Jaycee and ususally just go through the list and see what one I like the best....
    Thanks for the tip on blending into the background, I will have to try that too.

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