The Power of Blending in Photography

An introduction to using masks, layers and blend modes in Photoshop.

Here's What You'll Learn

Join Paul Zizka for a 2.5-hour online course on blending using Photoshop, specifically in the context of landscape and astrophotography. Paul will go through his workflow step by step, using a handful of scenarios commonly encountered in the field, at a pace suitable for people who are relatively new to Photoshop. Paul's approach prioritizes efficiency and simplicity and highlights the fact that one only needs limited knowledge of Photoshop in order to get considerable results.

✓ Why Blend?

✓ Capturing the proper files in the field

✓ Preparing and Aligning Files for Blending

✓ Using Layers, Masks and Blend Modes in Photoshop for scenarios such as:

Exposure Blending

Focus Stacking

Star Trails

Noise Reduction

Combining several blending methods


Landscapes | Adventure | Astrophotography

~ Passionate adventurer and explorer based in Banff, Canada.
~ Multi award-winning photographer with six published books, including Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered, Mountain Image Winner at the 2018 Banff Mountain Book Awards.
~ Sponsored by Canon, Manfrotto, Ball Watch Company and more.
~ Publications include Maclean's, National Geographic Adventure, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Canadian Geographic.

Photo by Dave Brosha.

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"I’m an outdoor photographer who can’t get out into the mountains right now, so I’m doing the next best thing by spending lots of time on online courses. And I have tons of great things to say about the latest one I finished … Paul Zizka’s new The Power of Blending in Photography. In this 2.5 hour series of videos, Paul demonstrates how to solve most of the tricky problems in astro and landscape photography through blending images in Photoshop. What’s really awesome about his magic is it involves simple techniques that don’t require an in-depth knowledge of Photoshop. So this is fantastic way to take your photos up to the next level."

- Jon Handforth

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OFFBEAT Photography
OFFBEAT Photography

Co-founded by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha, OFFBEAT is a cutting-edge photo community that helps photographers push themselves creatively through meaningful online interaction, web-based resources and photo workshops held in some of the world’s wildest places. Featuring a robust online community of 500+ members, and sold-out workshops in such destinations as Iceland, Namibia, Mongolia and the Canadian Rockies, OFFBEAT is made by photographers, for photographers. Get #wildlycreative at offbeatphoto.ca.