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Whenever I try to blend an image to an artboard - i get the conflict shown below on artboard 3. However I started a new document with a transparent background and it blended properly as shown on artboard 1 ...added new artboards and the blending problem returned. How do I make artboards blend friendly ?

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    Your question is not completely clear to me, are you sure what you mean is 'blending'? Is Artboard 1 the result you are trying to get? Because that looks more like a clipping mask to me. – Summer Jul 27 '16 at 12:05
  • Yes artboard, 1 is the result I'm trying to get. What do you mean by clip masking ? – Virgil Jul 27 '16 at 13:10
  • can you explain to us how exactly you achieved artboard 1 in the first place? Infomation about clipping masks can be found here: helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/using/clipping-masks.html – Summer Jul 27 '16 at 13:15
  • i started the document as something that is not an artboard, then added artboards using artboard tool....then on the artboard that was not an artboard before , the images blend correctly , but on the new artboards - the result is the aforementioned problem. For some reason , I can't pull it off as I did before. – Virgil Jul 28 '16 at 5:30
  • no I'm asking what you do to 'blend' the images. – Summer Jul 28 '16 at 7:12
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So this is only half an answer, but hopefully something that will help you.

The 'better' way to put an image over something like text or shape is using a clipping mask. This method is generally better because it leaves clean edges around the text or object whereas using a blend mode can affect objects/text around the blended object as well.

To use a clipping mask:

  • make sure the layer you want to blend over text/object is on top of the text/object.
  • Right click on the top layer and select 'Create clipping mask'

Your layers will now look like this: enter image description here

When using this method I do not have the problem you describe in your post so hopefully it will also accidentally solve your problem.

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