Working with Opacity and blend modes


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Working with Opacity and blend modes

Now, I've promised to show you the Black and White adjustment layer, I will, but I'm going to do that in the next exercise. I want to show you how you can modify the blend mode and Opacity that are associated within adjustment layer, which is yet another advantage to adjustment layers over static color modifications. If you apply a static color modification, such as, of course, good old Channel Mixer here that we have been working with, and then you decide you want to somehow mix it with the original version of the image, then after applying Channel Mixer you would need to immediately go to the Edit menu and choose the Fade command. Whereas, when working with an adjustment layer you can change the blend mode and Opacity any old time you look.

For example, let's say that we want to restore some of the color in this image, I could, having selected the rectangular Marquee tool, I can go ahead and press the 5 key to reduce the opacity of this layer on the fly to 50%, or let'...

Working with Opacity and blend modes
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Working with Opacity and blend 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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