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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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A Closer Look at Blend Modes

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LAYER BLEND MODES AND CREATE A COOL IMAGE, TOO

In the first tutorial of this chapter, you saw the three blend modes that you’ll probably use the most. That doesn’t mean the other blend modes aren’t useful, though. There are lots of things you can do when you combine those three blend modes with some of the others.

Step 1: Open Three Photos that You’d Like to Blend Together

Open three photos that you’d like to combine. We’re not going to create a collage here (we will in Chapter 4, though), so when I say blend I mean it in a different way. We’re going to duplicate parts of each layer and use them to blend with the layers below.

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