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Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

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Blending Modes

The Blending Mode pop-up menu found in the upper left of the Layers palette determines how the active layer will interact with the underlying image. This menu can be especially useful when applying Adjustment Layers since it allows you to limit how they can affect your image.

There are three main blending modes that I find to be especially useful when using Adjustment Layers:

  • The Hue blending mode will allow an adjustment to change the basic color of the underlying image, while preventing it from changing the brightness or contrast of the underlying image (also known as tonality), or how colorful the image is (also known as saturation). I primarily use this mode when I want to adjust the overall color of an image without adding ...

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