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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler

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Challenge 38. Make Blend Modes Your Best Friend

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Get to know blend modes and the Photoshop power they bring you! If you don’t know about blend modes, this challenge will change your life. Blend modes open up endless possibilities, and once you understand how they work, they will undoubtedly increase your post-processing creativity.

Blend modes change how a layer interacts with the layers beneath it. They determine how two layers blend, and each mode reveals something unique. Some modes are better for achieving grunge effects, others are better for modifying color, and yet others are better for enhancing contrast. You can blend a photo with another photo or with a color, texture, or pattern—the options are endless. Pick several combinations ...

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