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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Chapter Two. Blending Layers

Blending layers lets you take your images to the next level. There are a lot of ways to blend layers together that go beyond simply changing the opacity. One of those ways is called blend modes. It’s like opacity on steroids, and the effects you can get with blend modes are unlike any other effects you’ll find in Photoshop. That said, there are a lot of blend modes in Photoshop. My goal in this chapter is to show you only those you really need to know about. Most of the blend modes will probably never get used, so we’re just going to concentrate on the ones that you’re going to use the most. In fact, turn the page ...

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