Cycling through the blending modes


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Cycling through the blending modes

There are two different ways you can blend layers in Photoshop. The first one, of course, is just to change the layer's Opacity value. To start, every layer has an Opacity of 100%, so it's completely opaque. You can't see through that layer to the underlying layers below it. So, for example, if you take a look at the Hibiscus layer here, I can't see through to the texture or other images behind those flowers yet because their Opacity is 100%. The quick way to just change the Opacity of any given layer is to have the Move tool selected. If you don't have it selected, you just press V for the Move tool, and then just simply type a number to change the Opacity value.

So, if I press 5, I get 50%. Those Hibiscus flowers are now 50 percent opaque, or 50% transparent, so I am seeing a blend between those flowers and the layers underneath them. To get it back to 100%, just press 0 and again to do 10% increments, you just press any number, like 2 for 20%, 5 for 50% and so on. I...

Cycling through the blending modes
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Cycling through the blending modes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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