The amazing Hard Mix mode Photoshop Masking


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The amazing Hard Mix mode

In this exercise, we'll demonstrate the final contrast mode, Hard Mix. So here we are looking at the Pin Light effect. If I move to the next layer comp, you can see the effects of Hard Mix which at first are truly appalling. Now what's happening is that Photoshop is applying the Vivid Light mode. So Hard Mix uses exactly the same formula as Vivid Light and then it goes ahead and reduces the luminance levels to just black and white on a channel by channel basis which is why you end up getting this highly posterized effect, where all the pixels either turn black or they turn white or the they turn one of the primary colors, meaning red, yellow, green, cyan, blue or magenta.

In our case, because we have a very warm image, we're just left with the yellows and the reds. The great news is that this is the classic Fill Opacity Eight mode, the one that responds altogether differently to the Fill value than it does to the Opacity value. So first just so that you can see how this mode ...

The amazing Hard Mix mode
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The amazing Hard Mix mode provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Advanced Blending

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Design
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