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Opacity, history, and blend mode

So far we've managed to establish a composition with three independent layers, but we don't have any interaction between those layers. Specifically, we have these black swirls set against this white background. We really want to drop that white background away and blend the black swirls with their surrounding environment. Well Photoshop offers a few different ways to blend. I'm going to start by selecting the swirls layer to make it active. And then notice we have this Opacity value near the top of the Layers panel. There's a few different ways you can use this option.

For one, you can click this down- pointing arrow head and adjust this slider control right here in order to reduce the Opacity value, which makes the layer progressively translucent, as you can see, all the way down to practically invisible. You can also enter a specific value, if you like. For example, I could enter 57% and press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac and you can scrub the value. Notice ...

Opacity, history, and blend mode
Video duration: 6m 5s 7h 45m Beginner Updated Sep 17, 2014

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Opacity, history, and blend mode provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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