The darkening modes


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The darkening modes

In this exercise I'm going to demonstrate the effects of the darkening blend modes, which use the active layer to darken the layers below it. For the most part these darkening blend modes are located in the second section of the Blend Mode pop-up menu. Alright, I'm going to escape out of there because I want to show you that I'm working on the Statue layer still inside this Sky & statue.psd document. Since opening this image from inside the 15 Blend Modes folder, I have assigned an Outer Glow effect and reduced the Fill Opacity value to 80%. I'm now going to switch from the Normal blend mode to the first and simplest of the darkening blend modes, which is simply known as Darken.

And notice what happens here in the case of this mode. I'm going to go ahead and zoom in tight on the image in the eye and nose region, and we can see that Photoshop is keeping the darkest colors inside the layer and dropping away the lightest colors inside the layer, so anywhere where th...

The darkening modes
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The darkening 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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