The comparative modes


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The comparative modes

Our next topic are the comparative modes, and those include just two modes inside the Blend Mode pop-up menu, Difference and Exclusion, both of which use a layer in order to invert the colors in the layers below them. Let me show you what I'm talking about here. I'm going to switch to the Statue layer inside my ongoing Sky & statue.psd composition. This layer currently has a Linear Burn mode applied to it. I'm going to switch from Linear Burn to Difference, and we get an inverted version of the face. But it's a controllable inversion, it's not strictly the kind of inversion you would get by choosing Image, Adjustments, Invert, for example.

It's much more selective, and it's organic to the image. So you're actually merging the Statue layer and blending it with the layers below. So here's what's going on. Any place where the layer is white, anywhere where the Statue layer is white, completely inverts the layers in back of it. Anywhere where ...

The comparative modes
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The comparative modes 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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