Still pretty new to designing sites on Photoshop and I cant figure out how to fade, blend, merge how ever you want to describe it an image to a solid colour. If you look at the examples below, it makes it clear. http://www.imenestrelli.it/ – wood effect fades and blends to a solid brown http://sycfuk.com/ – brick effect fades and blends to a solid white http://www.cyclo.ps/about/ – wood effect fades and blends to a solid brown http://designreviver.com/ – slate concrete effect fades and blends to black
All the above examples show the exact same thing, a background image fading nicely to a solid colour to finish the site off. Is this a trick of the eye or can you do this in photoshop? If so how? Any help would be much appreciated.
the last one was done using a light render. you just have whatever background you want then go to filter – render – lighting effects. This image was made with the lighting down style
the others could be made using a mask. you apply a layer mask to the layer, have your background below the layer, then use the gradient tool to erase the layer.