The power of blend modes


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The power of blend modes

In this first exercise I'm going to do two things. First of all, I'm going to tour you through the layered composition that we're going to be working in over the course of this chapter, and then I'm going to try to give you a sense for the power of Parametric Blending, including the two Opacity values and the 25 blend modes available to us from the Layers palette. I would like you to start things off by opening this image. It's called Sky & statue.psd. Notice that currently just one layer is active and visible, and that's it, which makes touring the document a heck of a lot easier. This landscape comes to us from photographer Shaun Lowe of iStockPhoto.com. Totally opaque, it's the background layer and nothing below it, nothing to blend with.

So other things can blend with it, but it can't blend with anything below. Next, I'm going to move up the stack here by pressing Alt+Right Bracket or Option+Right Bracket on the Mac, and that does two things....

The power of blend modes
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The power of 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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