[Gimp-user] Best way to blend 2 pics

I have 2 pics - a photo and a cloudy sky. It looks good together, but
the sharp edges on the photo are too much. I'd like to see more of a
blending near where they meet. 

The sky is a large layer that's behind the photo. I used
the SCISSORS tool to cut off part of the photo just leaving the face. 

 I'm uploading it, so you can see what I mean. I'm not sure the best
way to go about making the sharp edges more fuzzy and blending better
into the sky.

One way is using a layer mask. Layer -> Mask -> Add layer Mask (White)

With the layer mask active, all depends on the image, often a black to white
circular gradient fades out the edges. Your image, the head could do with more
border but with the mask active paint on the canvas with a large-ish fuzzy
brush, edge of the brush just clipping the edge of the head layer.

some info here: https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Layer_Masks/

Attached a gimp file with a larger image, all the layers,  the sort of size to
aim for.

* https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1154/original/label.jpg
* https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1155/original/label.xcf.gz

rich404 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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