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Blend modes, blend modes, everywhere!

Blend modes, blend modes, everywhere! provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Micha… Show More

Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

with Michael Ninness

Video: Blend modes, blend modes, everywhere!

Blend modes, blend modes, everywhere! provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic
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  1. 2m 23s
    1. Welcome
      1m 31s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 13m 9s
    1. The three kinds of blending in Photoshop
      1m 49s
    2. Blend modes, blend modes, everywhere!
      1m 38s
    3. Cycling through the blending modes
      2m 1s
    4. Three blending modes you must know
      5m 8s
    5. Blending mode keyboard shortcuts
      2m 33s
  3. 3m 13s
    1. Roughening or pointilizing edges with Dissolve
      3m 13s
  4. 34m 40s
    1. Removing halos with Darken
      2m 26s
    2. Bringing down hot highlights with Multiply
      3m 50s
    3. Tonal correction with Screen and Multiply
      3m 35s
    4. Combining adjustment layers with blending modes
      3m 58s
    5. Creating a composite from a single Camera Raw file
      5m 56s
    6. Creating a cast shadow with Multiply
      4m 50s
    7. Creating artistic edges with Multiply and Screen
      3m 39s
    8. From iPhone to Photoshop: Colorizing line art with Multiply
      6m 26s
  5. 14m 47s
    1. Removing dust spots with Lighten
      1m 36s
    2. Adding lightning to a sky with Screen
      3m 20s
    3. Adding a lens flare effect with Screen
      2m 27s
    4. Reducing halos when sharpening with Lighten
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a faint soft-edged line drawing with Linear Dodge
      3m 29s
  6. 1h 5m
    1. Using Dodge and Burn with Overlay
      4m 34s
    2. Reducing wrinkles with Overlay
      6m 37s
    3. Using graduated neutral density filters with Overlay
      5m 32s
    4. Custom vignettes with Overlay
      3m 30s
    5. High-Pass sharpening with Overlay
      4m 16s
    6. Smoothing skin with High-Pass sharpening and Overlay
      5m 29s
    7. Textured patterns with Overlay
      6m 21s
    8. Textured type with Overlay
      2m 55s
    9. Creating a dramatic diffused glow with Overlay
      2m 49s
    10. Creating a subtle glow with Soft Light
      2m 57s
    11. Creating a medium glow with Soft Light
      4m 25s
    12. Simulating film grain with Add Noise and Soft Light
      3m 54s
    13. Recovering detail in over-saturated areas with Pin Light
      8m 30s
    14. Creating 80's pop art with Hard Mix and Multiply
      3m 15s
  7. 5m 7s
    1. Aligning layers with Difference
      5m 7s
  8. 12m 51s
    1. Reducing color noise with Color
      2m 13s
    2. Avoiding false saturation with Luminosity
      5m 33s
    3. Recovering detail in blown-out highlights with Luminosity
      5m 5s
  9. 26m 27s
    1. Getting better sepia tones
      5m 15s
    2. Using antique color effects
      5m 5s
    3. Combining multiple exposures
      4m 34s
    4. Replacing the sky in an image
      3m 44s
    5. Splitting edges when sharpening
      3m 15s
    6. Displacing type around contours
      4m 34s
  10. 22s
    1. Goodbye

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Blend modes, blend modes, everywhere!
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Blend modes, blend modes, everywhere! provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

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The blend modes in Photoshop offer incredible creative options for designers and photographers wanting to enhance images. In Photoshop Blend Mode Magic, Michael Ninness shows Photoshop users how to access and apply blend modes efficiently to achieve an aesthetic vision. He explains the building blocks of layer blending and demonstrates how blend modes can be used for color correction, sharpening, blending images together, adding dramatic glow, applying custom edge treatments, and many other creative effects. Michael also introduces advanced blending options for more experienced Photoshop users. Most of all, he demystifies this essential feature in plain, easy-to-understand terms and inspires photographers to use blend modes in ways they may have never considered before. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the three must-learn blend modes
  • Adding texture overlays
  • Recovering detail using Luminosity and Pin Light
  • Enhancing highlight and shadow details
  • Instant dust spot removal
  • Using Overlay to add textured type
  • Simulating film grain
  • Adding antique color effects
  • Combining adjustment layers with blending modes
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Blend modes, blend modes, everywhere!

One of the things that you're going to discover throughout this course once you kind of get a better understanding of what blend modes are, you are going to start noticing that they are everywhere inside Photoshop. You can take advantage of them in many different locations. The one that we'll spend the most time on of course is the Layer Blending Mode list here at the top of the Layers panel. You can see that the texture layer is right now set to Soft Light and if you go to this pop-up menu you can see all the other different blend modes. But that's not the only location where you can access blend modes. For instance if I type B on my keyboard to get the Brush tool, the options for the current Painting tool also have this Blending Mode list. So you can actually paint in different blend modes.

If you were to run a filter, let's say we ran a Gaussian Blur filter on this layer, click OK and then we go to the Edit > Fade command, you'll see that there's the Blend Mode list here, you can fade the last thing you did, not only it's Opacity, one type of blending, but also choose the blend mode of that Fade and OK there. If you go into the Layer Style dialog, I'll double-click on this layer and you will see that within each given effect like if I click on Drop Shadow, there's a blend mode for the Drop Shadow effect. If I go to say Pattern Overlay there's a Blend Mode list there. Eee, ugly bubbles but let's blend those away so that we can barely see them, right, and you guys get the idea.

So blend modes exist in lots of different locations. Once you learn the basics and how they work, you'll be able to apply them to all sorts of different tasks and special effects. Anytime you see that word Normal or any other type of blend mode look for that little pop-up menu and start playing around for those options.

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