Post Production – Blending Images

I love blending multiple images together. The options are endless and you can create such interesting images while you’re editing. This edit actually didn’t take me very long. I picked a portrait from a couple months ago then started looking for a texture I could blend with it. I found the texture on They have a lot of really great free photos to use.

There are several ways you can blend images in photoshop. A few of those methods are explained by Steve Patterson here.

For my image I used blend modes, layer masks and color lookup themes to get my final product. I’m kind of obsessed with how it turned out. It gives me magical, witchy vibes. I did simple edits in camera raw bump up the contrast and saturation then opened the image in photoshop to blend the images together. It took some time to get the colors right and mask off certain parts, overall it turned out amazing.

The before image and texture image are below.

I used the fall colors and foggy night color lookup themes for the portrait, then used the bleach color lookup theme for the texture image.