Blend adjustment layers Photoshop Masking


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Blending adjustment layers

Another basic concept of blending in Photoshop has to do with adjustment layers. The idea is that in addition to using an adjustment layer to modify the luminance or color of an image, you can blend that adjustment layer which has the effect of blending the entire image or composition with itself. Consider this photograph. It's called Friends on chairs.jpg, found inside the 01_intro folder; great energy, wonderful composition as well, but the image is a little washed out. Now there is an old technique that goes like this. You start with your background item here inside the Layers panel and then you press Ctrl+Alt+J or Command+Option+J on the Mac to bring up the New Layer dialog box.

Let's call this layer copy, click OK and now we have two copies of the image. Now if we were to assign a blend mode to that copy, we would effectively blend the image with itself and in our case, we need to darken up the image. So the most obvious example as you'll learn once we get into the Dar...

Blending adjustment layers
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Blending adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Advanced Blending

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