Blending Layers Using Layer Styles

Double-clicking a layer entry outside the layer name or thumbnail displays the following dialog. You can also display this dialog by clicking the Add a Layer Style button at the bottom of the Layers panel, or using Layer ▸ Layer Style.

The Layer Style dialog with the default settings displayed.

Figure 7-71. The Layer Style dialog with the default settings displayed.

The Blend if sliders A and B are a useful tool when adjusting layer styles. In our previous example, we produced too much shadow and highlight contrast while improving overall contrast. You can avoid producing this type of effect by using the following settings:

  1. Divide the slider setting areas A and B into two ...

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