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By Crystal McCullough | Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Changing opacity is like mixing a cocktail with, say, 30% active layer and 70% all layers below. Assigning a blend mode is like shining a light or casting a shadow: The active layer infuses those behind it with life. In this week’s Photoshop Top 40 Countdown, Deke shows how to mix and blend layer opacities for best results.
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