Chapter 1. Introduction

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This chapter explains some general concepts that you’ll need to understand as you get started with blend modes in Photoshop CS6.

Why write a book about blend modes? Doesn’t the Photoshop world, by and large, know what they do? As it turns out, no. Most users, even those proficient in digital editing and artwork, have a few favorite modes they rely on. But when they venture outside of those three or four favorites, they are usually just flipping switches to see what they like. (I do this a lot myself, especially when I don’t really know what I want.)

Also, blend modes are pervasive. Photography, special effects, graphic ...

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