Create filter effects with Darken Photoshop Masking


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Creating filter effects with Darken

In this exercise, we will explore a couple filtering effects that rely on the Darken Blend mode. I have restored the same version of Darken demo.psd found inside the 04_darken folder, and I am going to turn off the model layer and click on the water layer to select it. Now notice that the water is pretty bright and I actually brightened it up a bit using a layer effect. To see that effect, go ahead and click the down pointing arrow head to expand the effects and then double-click on Color Overlay to bring up the Layer style dialog box. And you'll see all it is, is a white overlay. That's it.

So if I was to change the Opacity to 100%, the entire layer would turn white, which is why I reduce the Opacity to 35% and that just ended up boosting all the colors. Reason I did that was to keep things nice and bright so I could better demonstrate how those darken modes work. Anyway, it's just another way to brighten the layer. I am going to cancel out of that dialog box and I am going ...

Creating filter effects with Darken
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Creating filter effects with Darken 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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Design
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Photoshop
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