Dressing up a composition with effects


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Dressing up a composition with effects

I've gone ahead and saved down my progress as Base layers.psd found inside the 08_selections folder. So called, because we have all of our central layers in place. The beam layer is active. I'm going to deselect it, because we don't need the selection outline anymore. So, I'll press Ctrl+D or Command+D on the Mac. I'll also press Ctrl+Semicolon or Command+ Semicolon to hide that central guideline. Now, we need to turn this layer of blurry orange into something that actually resembles a beam of light. We're going to do that by adding a blend mode and a layer effect.

Now, we're getting way beyond ourselves. We won't be approaching these two topics until the advanced portion of the series. But I do want to give you an early sense of what's going on. So, I'm going to switch back to the Rectangular Marquee tool by pressing the M key. Then I'm going to change the blend mode associated with the active layer, by going up to this Normal pop-up menu, cli...

Dressing up a composition with effects
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Dressing up a composition with effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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