Hey everyone! Im looking for a tutorial or some help on how to blend this "divider" with the images above and below. Right now the edges stick out like a sore thumb and i wanted it to flow together a little better.
Here is another approach to consider depending on how you have your Layers Set up
I extracted the red band with letters to another Layer (yours might already be set up that way)
I then did a content aware fill to fill in the blank area I just cut out (if your's already butts together you dont need this step either
I then created a Layer Mask on the red banner layer and used a reflected gradient from white to black.
I then selected the Mask Layer and used the Image > adustments > Curves and move the curve until I got the effect I wanted.
Just another direction to consider
I just wanted to add that a good way of using brush tool on the mask for consistent look of the soft brush is using "Click - Shift key - Click release". So, to draw the following two black lines:
you choose a soft black brush with Black colour selected, click on one end of the ribbon, press Shift key, hold it pressed, then click on the other end of the line and release Shift key. That way, the softness of the brush applies consistently onto the mask in contrast to when you make the line manually.