Combining adjustment layers with blending modes


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Combining adjustment layers with blending modes

One of the quickest techniques of working with blend modes is to run a blend mode or apply a blend mode to a duplicate of a layer, so we call that a self blend. But there is a downside to that. You're actually increasing your file size. Um, not unnecessarily. So if we take a look at this file size here, down at the bottom of the window it says 900K for the document. This is a really low-resolution file. So the file size isn't all that big. If I duplicate the layer, Command+J or Ctrl+J on Windows, you'll see I've effectively doubled the file size because I've added twice as much information to the file. If I duplicate the layer again, Command+J, Ctrl+J, I'm now three times roughly where I started from. So instead of 900K, I'm at 2.7 megabytes roughly.

I am going to revert this file. Revert. There is a different way to do the same effect as applying the blend mode to a duplicate layer. And that is to use an adjustment layer instead. I'm going to open up ...

Combining adjustment layers with blending modes
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Combining adjustment layers with 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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