Darkening images with blend modes


show more Darkening images with blend modes provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos show less
please wait ...

Darkening images with blend modes

When a photo fades, all the tones in the photo have lightened, so it stands to reason that if you darken the tones, the fading will lessen. Layer blend modes are a sort of one step process to darken a faded photo without using sliders and histograms. The layer blend modes are destructive in a sense, meaning they change the layer you're working on, so you need to make a duplicate layer of your original by using keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J or Command+J or right-click on the thumbnail and choose Duplicate layer. Let's rename this Blend mode, and click OK.

layer blend modes, found in the dropdown box, above the layers, are divided into six unmarked mode categories, Normal, Darken, Lighten, Light, Invert and Color. For darkening the contrast in a faded photo, the Darken mode category containing Darken, Multiply, Color Burn and Linear Burn will be your top options. Nine times out of ten, you'll probably end up using the Multiply Blend mode, but don't get stuck in that rut, it's...

Darkening images with blend modes
Video duration: 2m 12s 2h 38m Intermediate

Viewers:

Darkening images with blend modes provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos

Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements
Author:
please wait ...