A few weeks ago, a Simple Scrapper reader asked how to blend photos into the background with PSE. It is surprisingly easy!
To start, let’s select a photo and a paper. This paper is from Amanda Heimann’s Lucky kit.
Then, add both selections to a new page, with the photo layer on top.
Create a new layer and use the gradient tool to create a color-to-transparent gradient.
Move the new gradient layer to beneath the photo. Use Ctrl/Cmd+G to clip the photo to this mask.
You can use the full spectrum of gradients to serve as your mask. Your creativity is the only limit. Experiment to see what works for your scrapping needs!