Great uses for the Difference mode


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Great uses for the Difference mode

All right, in the previous exercise when I told you that the Difference mode goes ahead and subtracts the active layer from the layer below and then applies an absolute value thereby creating a psychedelic inversion effect, that may not have sounded like the most practical blend mode to you. In fact, it's an exceedingly useful mode. You can do things with Difference, you just can't do otherwise. For example: Here I am working inside this file called AIcs5 1on1 figure.psd. The title refers to the fact that this is a figure that I am making for my Adobe Illustrator CS5 One on One book from Deke Press and O'Reilly Media.

All right, so what I wanted to do here for the screenshot was I wanted to separate out these gradient mesh lines from the image itself, so that I could change the color of the lines if I wanted to and otherwise modify them to my hearts content. So what I have got going in Layers panel? Not much, but I've got a points layer, I'll go ahead and turn it off,...

Great uses for the Difference mode
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Great uses for the Difference mode 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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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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