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Photoshop Finishing Touches by Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals Senior Developer, Dave Cross

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Changing Blend Modes

There are a number of places in Photoshop where you’ll come across blend modes: the Layers palette, the Options Bar for various painting tools, certain layer styles, some adjustment commands, and even in some brush settings. Blend modes have an effect on the way the color used by a tool or layer interacts with the colors of the layer(s) below. Some people have a burning desire to under-stand how each blend mode works so they can predict what will happen. If you’re one of those people, then you’re in for a big disappointment as I have no such desire to know this level of detail, or write about it. (Check the Photoshop Help files or many other fine books such as Photoshop CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore for full explanations ...

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