Everything you need to know about blending


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Everything you need to know about blending

This chapter is about Blend modes and Photoshop's other advanced Blending options. Like the Opacity value, a Blend mode makes the active layer translucent, so you can see through it, to the layers below. The difference is that each and every Blend mode produces a unique translucency effect. Many of the effects have real-world analogies. Others are altogether otherworldly, which makes them as a bunch incredibly useful. Plus, they're easy to apply. They work almost instantaneously, and they're parametric.

Meaning, they're temporary. You can switch them out any time you like. But Blend modes are hardly intuitive. There are a staggering number of them, 27 in the Layers panel alone. They have obscure names that give you no idea what they do. If you try applying them sequentially, they produce a bewildering array of effects, none of which appear to be remotely what you're looking for. In other words, it's almost impossible to improvise your way through them, which is obviousl...

Everything you need to know about blending
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Everything you need to know about blending provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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