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Experimental Photoshop with Leah (archive repost)

5 May 2015

 

The “Difference” and “Exclusion” blend modes on layers are not used very often because the results are somewhat unpredictable and weird.  

 

But I knew they would be just what I needed for these shots to give a completely different feel to them.

 

Picture1: duplicate layer, mirror it, set to difference blend.   Love the way the face has come out like some weird animal.

 

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Picture 2:  A texture layer in difference mode.  Bit of masking to pull back the effect over Leah herself.

 

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Picture 3: Same thing, but this technique, but as a monochrome to remove the distracting colour elements.

 

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Picture 5: A much more conventional style of montage, but using colour layers to bind the two images together.

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Picture 6:  This is around 50 shots all layered together with the difference mode, you either need to be patient or build a script to do this.

 

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