Cycling through the blend modes


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Cycling through the blend modes

The Layers panel inside Photoshop has a pop-up menu here called the Blend Modes. So the default blend mode for every layer is Normal. Blend modes, without getting too much into them right now, what they are, but they change how one layer blends with the layer underneath it or the layers underneath it. If you are like most Photoshop users you haven't memorized what these things do and what they are. You are probably just doing, was it that one? No. Was it that one? No, was it that one? No. And you are going through the list trying each blend mode until you get visually the effect that you are looking for, all right.

So if that's you, if you are constantly going up there and playing around with that pop-up menu here is a better way to cycle through the blend modes. I mean you are just experimenting and just want to see what the effect is of each blend mode. With the Move tool selected, so press V on your keyboard if it's not already the selected tool. Then hold down the Shif...

Cycling through the blend modes
Video duration: 1m 57s 6h 21m Intermediate

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Cycling through the blend modes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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