Meet the blend modes


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Meet the blend modes

In this exercise I'm going to introduce you to the blend modes that are available to you inside Photoshop. I have the Statue layer active here inside the Sky & statue.psd document that's found inside the 15 Blend Modes folder. You may recall in the previous exercise I applied the Outer Glow layer style, and I also applied a Fill value of 80%. Now what that means, just to recap, is that I'm seeing 80% statue mixed with 20% background, so a fairly simple mix of layers inside Photoshop.

You might think of this as being sort of a mathematical equation: 80% statue plus 20% background gives you the result that you see onscreen. Well, all that's going on with blend modes is that they're more complicated mathematical equations. So if you click on the word Normal here inside the Layers palette, you'll see a list of 25 blend modes in all that are available to you inside of Photoshop CS3, and every one of these named blend modes such as, for example, Overlay, Soft Light,...

Meet the blend modes
Video duration: 5m 37s 10h 47m Intermediate

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Meet the blend modes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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