Merging Images to Create Site Header.
I am new to photoshop and I need of your help. I searched Google for this but in vain.
I have the following 5 images and I want to merge (or whatever you guys call it in your graphical language) them all and create a single header for my new site. Giving it one color tone which is #456389.
http://www.imagebam.com/image/2e932b5247952 http://www.imagebam.com/image/b7d8765247954 http://www.imagebam.com/image/b19c8b5247955 http://www.imagebam.com/image/e87e7e5247956 http://www.imagebam.com/image/2b9ebb5247957
For example i got the following header from a site and this guy has used 6-7 images to create one single header. Also see the images has one single color tone matching the color theme of that site.
Please guide me the steps how do I use the above 5 images to create one single header in Photoshop.
Create a new document. Drag each image into this new document. On each layers image, create an adjustment layer to blend the images in I would use the black-to-transparent gradient and "fade" the edges.
For the color adjustments you could use: Hue/Saturation, Variations, Color Balance.
This should get you started and also give you some more things to search on.
Do u know any video tutorial or tutorial with screenshots for this?
There are many ways to do this. I would fill the background with the color I want, and then put all the images on top with luminosity chosen as layermode. Click the add layermask at the bottom of the toolpalette, and use black to "paint away" what you don't want, and white to "paint in" things you shouldn't have painted away. If you use the brush and not the pencil, you should get pretty soft edges.
edit: Also slide the opacity to make the blend perfect. Experiment!
[Edited on 21-4-08 by emm]