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Cycling through the blending modes

Cycling through the blending modes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael … Show More

Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

with Michael Ninness

Video: Cycling through the blending modes

Cycling through the blending modes 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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Cycling through the blending modes
Video Duration: 2m 1s 2h 58m Intermediate


Cycling through the blending modes 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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Cycling through the blending modes

I get a kick out of watching designers learn Photoshop because they have this tendency to play with every single menu command just to see what it does. Many of you may have spent eight hours in the Filter menu choosing every single filter just to see what it would do, right? Kind of the same thing with blend modes. You may have seen these talked about before, you have seen a demo or maybe seen them in a book or something like that, and you pop up in this list of blend modes and you have no idea what these things are. You haven't memorized them and who does, right? That's why you are watching a course like this. So most of the time you just know that you want to do a different blend of this say flower layer down to underlying layer.

So you go to the Blend Mode list and you do something like this. Was it that one? No. Was it that one? No. Uh. And you just keep using that pop-up menu until you figure out which one you like. So that's you and you have no idea what these things actually do and you are just going visually, then I'm going to give you a different way to experiment. When you just want to cycle through your blend modes until you get to the one that you like. You're going to start out by having your Move tool selected, so I'm going to press V on my keyboard to make sure the Move tool is the active tool and then you just hold on the Shift key and then Plus and Minus. So if I do Shift+Plus, it goes to the next blend mode in the list. So here's Multiply, Color Burn, Linear Burn and it really doesn't matter what blend mode you are actually going to. You are just looking at your image document here and seeing if you like that particular appearance.

If you do Shift+Minus, it goes to the previous blend mode in the list. So this is a much faster way. Save your wrist, save your having to go up to that pop-up menu and use the pop-up menu every single time you want to change to different blend mode. The same shortcut works for when you have Painting tool selected as well. So if I do B for the Brush tool, you'll see that there's that Blend Mode list in the Options bar as well. And Shift+Plus and Shift+Minus will cycle you through the different blend modes for the actual Painting tool as well. So we'll just all the way back to Normal to get back to the beginning. So cycling through your blend modes, great trick with the Move tool for layers.

Hold down your Shift key, Plus and Minus to go previous and backwards and you'll have a lot quicker way of cycling through you blend modes.

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