Although Adobe Photoshop CS2 is an older version of Photoshop, it is still widely used. One of the more interesting effects that you can create using Photoshop CS2 is to combine two pictures so that the top of one gradually fades into the bottom of the other. This effect is often seen in ads, signs and posters. While this effect might seem sophisticated and technically complex, it's in fact straightforward and quick.
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Copy the images that you want to use in your project onto your computer, either by transferring them from a digital camera or by scanning in printed versions.
Open Photoshop CS2. Select “File” from the menu and choose “Open.” In the dialogue that appears, locate the first image you want to work with and open it.
Select “File” from the menu and choose “Open.” In the dialogue that appears, locate the second image you want to work with and open it. Right-click on the background layer in the “Layers” palette and choose “Duplicate Layer.” Choose the other open document as your “Destination.”
Return to the original document. Select the “Rectangular Selection” tool from the tool palette. Go to the tool options at the top and change the "Feather" from 0 to a higher number by typing in the new number. "Feather" affects the fade of a selection. The exact number you use depends on the size and resolution of your image and the amount of the effect you want to apply.
Click on the “Quick Mask” button at the bottom of the “Layers” palette. Now select the “Gradient” tool from the tool palette (it looks like a square with colours fading from right to left). In the options at the top, choose the first gradient from the presets. With the top layer selected, drag the gradient from top to bottom.
Click on the “Quick Mask” button again. Hit the “Delete” key on your keyboard. The images on the two layers will not seem to gradually blend together. Select “File” from the menu and choose “Save As.” In the dialogue that appears, name your file and save it.
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