Learn how to combine shape layers with blending modes and opacity in Photoshop.
- Here we're going to look at combining…Photoshop's shape layers with blending modes.…This is a reconstruction of a painting…by László Moholy-Nagy,…Hungarian painter and photographer.…And if we take a look at the Layers panel,…we can see that, if I just break it down…to the background layer,…on top of that background layer,…I have a series of overlapping shape layers.…These have…been edited using the Direct Selection tool.…
And importantly, and really the punchline of this movie,…the blending mode has been changed…as well as the Opacity.…So while shape layers typically provide…a supporting role to our compositions,…in this particular case, shape layers are center stage.…And if you did want to experiment…with different blending modes,…the easy way to do that is, if you are in your Move tool,…you can press Shift + or Shift -…to cycle through your available blend modes.…
And to experiment with Opacity,…of course you can use the Opacity slider,…but you can also just…use your numbers on the keyboard.…For example, 6 would be 60% Opacity.…
- Creating basic shapes and lines
- Converting shapes to paths (and vice versa)
- Inverting paths and shapes
- Transforming shapes
- Designing with shape layers
- Creating web buttons, guides, and collages with shape layers
- Working with type and shape layers
- Creating custom shapes with Adobe Capture and Illustrator
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating Basic Shapes
2. Editing Shapes
3. Designing with Shape Layers: Part 1
4. Designing with Shape Layers: Part 2
5. Working with Custom Shapes
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