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The Art of the Blend

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Product Details:


eBook (124 pages), Video course (1 hour, 15 min)


Nicole S. Young

Publish date:

September 2015

Delivery method:

Digital download

Filetypes included:

.pdf, .mp4, Image files and presets

The Art of the Blend

eBook, Textures, & Video Tutorials

Skill-level: Beginner/Intermediate 


If you have ever wanted to learn how to add textures to your images, then this eBook and tutorials set is the perfect addition to your digital library! In this step-by-step eBook Nicole shows you how to use Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and ON1 to create beautifully textured images. She explains some of the best types of photos to use when planning for your texture blend, and also demonstrates ways to adjust those images, along with the texture files, inside of Lightroom to get your blending off to a good start. Then she shows both basic and advanced methods of blending textures in Photoshop and ON1. And, you can watch all of the step-by-step lessons you see in the eBook in detailed video tutorials as well!

But wait, there’s more! Not only will you get a full-length eBook showing how to organize and blend textures and video tutorials to solidify the information even further, this product also comes with a huge texture pack, including 50 new and original textures. Plus, you can download the image files used in both the eBook and videos to follow with each lesson while you learn.

Here’s what you get with your purchase:

eBook: Step-by-step lessons on organizing, processing, and applying texture to images using Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Photoshop Elements, and ON Photo 9.5.

Video Tutorials: Step-by-step video tutorials showing the steps demonstrated in the eBook. (See the “Video Curriculum” tab.) All videos include captions (CC).

Textures: Fifty brand-new beautiful textures to use with your photographs.

Practice Image Files: High-resolution (watermarked) practice images to use while following along with the eBook and video tutorials.

What is included


  • Description: Step-by-step lessons on organizing, processing, and applying texture to images using Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Photoshop Elements, and ON1 Photo 9.5.
  • Number of Pages: 124 pages
  • Format: PDF (Horizontal)
  • File Size: 150.9 MB
  • Published: September 10, 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-9893876-5-1

Video Tutorials

  • Description: Step-by-step videos showing the tutorials demonstrated in the eBook. (See the “Video Curriculum” tab.)
  • Format: Video (.mp4 files), HD 1080p video, Closed Captioned (CC)
  • Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds (01:15:40)
  • File Size: 779.1 MB

Texture Set

  • Description: Fifty brand-new beautiful textures to use with your photographs.
  • File Format: JPEG (4000px by 2667px); delivered as both .zip and .ONPreset files
  • File Size (JPEG textures): 128.2 MB
  • File Size (.ONPreset textures): 137.9 MB

Practice Image Files

  • Description: High-resolution (watermarked) practice images to use while following along with the eBook and video tutorials.
  • File format: JPEG
  • Total File Size: 38.6 MB

Video Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction

1.01 Course Introduction (00:42)

Chapter 2: Lightroom

2.01 Chapter Introduction (00:37)

2.02 Importing Texture Files (04:26)

2.03 Creating a Lightroom Collection (03:46)

2.04 Preparing the Image (03:33)

2.05 Stylizing the Texture (03:15)

Chapter 3: Photoshop

3.01 Chapter Introduction (00:33)

3.02 Opening Images into Photoshop (02:37)

3.03 Basic Texture Blending (07:01)

3.04 Editing the Textures using Clipping Masks (02:35)

3.05 Applying a Gradient Mask (02:41)

3.06 Using the “Blend If” Setting (03:04)

3.07 Blending Multiple Textures (05:29)

3.08 Working with Smart Objects (03:50)

3.09 Masking with Channels (02:13)

Chapter 4: ON1 Photo

4.01 Chapter Introduction (00:35)

4.02 Importing Textures Into on1 (04:59)

4.03 Perfect Layers (04:59)

4.04 Perfect Effects (05:16)

4.05 Adding a Gradient Mask (03:38)

4.06 Adding a Luminosity Mask (02:46)

4.07 Refining the Mask with a Brush (02:32)

4.08 Using the Box Tool to Isolate Subjects (04:09)

Chapter 5: Conclusion

5.01 Conclusion (00:24)

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04 Jan 2018
Lisa P.
United States United States

Makes my Images Better

I just love the textures and tutorials I have purchased from Nicole. Her teaching has inspired me and her textures add to the beauty of my art photos. I appreciate her quick response to questions. Thank you!

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08 Nov 2017
Dennis J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

The art of blend

An excellent, practical introduction to the use of the 'Blend' function in PS.

18 Sep 2017
Dominique C.
France France

Excellent !

Merci Nicole pour le eBook qui me permet d'avancer facilement avec des explications illustrées simples, pour les videos et les jolies textures !!!! Merci beaucoup Dom a French photographer

17 Apr 2017
Marcia M.
United States United States

The Art of blend

There is so much you can learn and do with these presets. I am just beginning to be comfortable with them. Anything that I have done using them so far turns out so good. Thank you for your videos to go with the textures and bokeh images. You make is understandable.

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