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Photoshop – How to Blend on Procreate

Many of the newer computers have a feature that allows a user to see how to blend on Procreate before he or she actually tries it. The feature is usually called the “Pixies” function and is a very basic visual step by step guide that walks a person through the process of using the function on his or her computer. Although there are many different versions and ways to learn how to use the function, all versions and methods share the same goal: instructing the user on how to create an image that combines the best qualities of each of the colors it is mixed with.

Some of the steps involved in learning how to blend on Procreate can be somewhat complicated. If you are trying to figure out how to do the blending using different blend modes (how to switch between individual color blend modes for different effects), it can get rather confusing. Fortunately, the creator of the software, Adobe, made the operation of how to blend on Procreate as simple as possible. In fact, this goal was achieved after many long hours of brainstorming by Adobe engineers.

How to Blend on Procreate Step One – The first step to learn how to blend on Procreate is to find the “Blend Options” icon located at the far left of the main composition area (usually next to your graphics button). Once you have found this icon, click on it to open up the appropriate blending tool. This will usually be a rectangular selection square. Depending on your version of Photoshop, the selection square might be a slightly modified version of the original selection square or you might find that it has changed. To get the exact appearance, select the tool again and use the blending mode button to turn the selected mode on.

How to Blend on Procreate Step Two – Using the blendersphere tool, use the shape tool to create a selection with the background being invisible. Click the center of the selection square for creating a new, invisible, clipping mask. While the mask is being created, use the color picker or color toolbar to select the desired color from the gradient or colors palette. Once the color is chosen, a radial wheel will appear. Use the rotary tool or mouse wheel to change the color of the gradient.

How to Blend on Procreate Step Three – If your original background was a photograph, you should create a clipping mask. To do this, begin with your background selected and click the “Clipping Mask” icon located in the tool menu next to the “Free Transform” option. This will cause a clipping mask to be created. Open the “Brushes” selection dialogue box and select the default bristle brush. Using the default size of the selected toothbrush, begin brushing from the outside to the inside of the image.

How to Blend on Procreate – Step Four – If your image was taken using a digital camera, using the blur effect mode should be easy. Open the Paint Shop Pro graphic program. Select the Blending tab located in the tools section. You will need to activate the alpha-lock option. This allows you to reduce or increase the blur effect based upon how much light is coming through the camera. Click OK to combine the selected images.


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