Saving a blended state


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Saving a blended state

Now if you haven't gotten this sense already, let me assure you that working with blend modes inside of Photoshop can be a highly experimental process. Even if you know, for example, what the Linear Burn mode does, it's something of a surprise when you actually go ahead and assign the mode to a layer. Which is why I recommend that every so often when you're assigning blend modes to your layers inside Photoshop, you take a moment to go ahead and save out the state of your image as a layer comp, so that if you need to, you can always come back to it.

And that's what we're going to be doing, ever so briefly, inside of this exercise. So I've got my Statue layer here, I've assigned an Outer Glow effect, I've assigned the Linear Burn blend mode, and I've reduced the Opacity value to 40%. Let's go ahead and save out this state of the image as a layer comp. Bring up the Layer Comps palette if you will, which you can do by clicking on its tab or choosi...

Saving a blended state
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Saving a blended state 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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