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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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Layer Blend Modes for Photographers

HOW A FEW SIMPLE BLEND MODES CAN HELP ENHANCE YOUR PHOTOS

What I really like about blend modes is the fact that they don’t change the actual pixels in your image. They just change the way things appear onscreen. As a photographer, this is a big deal because we want to be creative, yet we always want the flexibility to change things as a photo evolves. Blend modes are a great way to get the best of both of those worlds when it comes to enhancing your photos. In this tutorial, we’re going to cover a few common problems with digital photos and how blend modes can help fix them.

Step 1: Problem: Dark or Underexposed Photos

One of the first ways you’ll see blend modes can help with photos is when you have a dark ...

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