Photoshop 1.24 [blending modes]

“Layer Blending Modes”


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Video Walkthrough of Photoshop 1.24:

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  1. Layer blending modes control how two layers combine together within a Photoshop layer stack. An outline of the major blending modes is shown below.
  2. In Photoshop, you need to have two layers. In the Layers window, select the layer on top (the one on which you will apply the blending mode).
  3. Now change the blending mode type using the drop down menu, highlighted by the red rectangle to the right. The left image below is the bottom layer and the right is the top layer.[premium content]
  4. Primary blending modes:[premium content]
    • Multiply: In this mode, colors on the bottom layer that are darker than colors on the top layer will get darker and colors on the bottom layer that are lighter than colors on the top layer will stay the same. The primary purpose of this mode is to darken dark areas without changing lighter areas of the photo. (Good for faded photos)[premium content]
    • Screen: This mode is basically the opposite of Multiply. Colors on the bottom layer that are darker than colors on the top layer will show through. Colors on the bottom layer that are lighter than colors on the top layer will get darker. The primary use of this blending mode is to make lighter areas darker without changing the dark areas. (Good for dark photos)[premium content]
    • Overlay: Anything darker than 50% gray will get darker, anything lighter than 50% gray will get lighter. The primary purpose of this blending mode is to increase contrast within the image. (Good for general images enhancement)[premium content]

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