Category Archives: Animation

Smart Objects and Blending Layers in Photoshop – a Creative Pro tutorial and notes

Blending layers without masking:

  • Layers option – in gray mode, change opacity of layer
    • Split slider to make smooth transition
  • Convert to smart object – take out black background to do outer glow
  • Blur layer with Gaussian blur of one pixel
  • Screen blending mode for layer
  • Blending options for underlying layer
  • Animate with timeline to move underlying layer of clouds