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Exploring blending modes

Exploring blending modes: Photoshop Compositing Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Exploring blending modes: Photoshop Compositing Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Sean Duggan explains some key concepts that govern how layer blend modes work, including why they are grouped in specific arrangements, and how different groups of blend modes will have similar effects on underlying layers. He shows how the colors of black, white, and 50% gray function as neutral colors for different blending modes, rendering them invisible when the correct blend mode is used. He shows how to take advantage of blend mode neutral colors to create interesting collage and compositing possibilities.

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Skill Level Intermediate
1h 22m
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Q: This course was updated on 01/11/2018. What changed?

A: The following topic was updated: smart selections. In addition, new videos were added that cover combining a precise mask with a gradient, and using blend modes to create a composite.

Skills covered in this course
Masking + Compositing Photography Photoshop

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