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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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Advanced Layer Blending

THERE’S ONE MORE ASPECT OF LAYER BLENDING THAT’LL REALLY KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF

There’s one area of blending layers that we haven’t looked at yet called Blending Options. Trust me, it’s way different than anything you’ve seen before. See, blend modes fade parts of your image based on the colors in them, but you really don’t have any control over what gets blended. There’s a preset formula for a blend mode and it will always follow that formula. The blending options, on the other hand, let you control exactly which parts of the photo get blended.

Step 1: Open Two Images that You’d Like to Blend Together

Open two images that you’d like to blend together. Here, we’ll use a photo of a sunset and a photo of a moon. We want ...

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