Overlay and the contrast modes


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Overlay and the contrast modes

In this exercise I'm going to introduce you to the contrast modes which are these bunch right here. Everything through and including Overlay and Hard Mix. And basically when you are applying a contrast mode you are lightening the lightest pixels and darkening the darkest pixels using a combination of lightening and darkening modes right here. So for example, Overlay and Soft Light and Hard Light are all employing combinations of Screen for the light pixels and Multiply for the dark pixels.

Vivid Light is employing Color Dodge for the light pixels and Color Burn for the dark ones. Linear Light and Hard Mix to an extent are employing Linear Dodge for the bright pixels and Linear Burn for the dark ones. And then finally, Pin Light is using lighten and darken. All right, so let's see how things work here. I'm going to go ahead and escape out of the Blend Mode menu for a moment and I'm going to tell you that I have gone ahead and saved our changes as Bright gradient.psd. Now c...

Overlay and the contrast modes
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Overlay and the contrast modes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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