Layer Mask Retouching
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to retouch your images with layer masks. This can be very handy when you’ve taken a few photos, but the best one you have is slightly out of focus and you’d like to blend in the focused part onto the your preferred image.
Here is the problem, the out of focus wing:
Firstly open up gimp and open your 2 photos together, go File –> Open as Layers.
Use the crop tool to single out the part that is in focus of your 2nd photograph:
Check the Current Layer Only.
You may need to resize the layer to match the ratio of your preferred photo:
Even change the perspective a little:
Now, Add Layer Mask (right click on the layer):
Use the Gradient Tool:
Now, just do small strokes to blend in the layers:
For the smaller regions you could use the Brush Tool, and the Burn Tool.
That’s it, I hope you liked it :)