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The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe® Photoshop® by Scott Valentine

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Chapter 3. Photography

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The following techniques replicate traditional darkroom corrections, and are meant to be subtle enhancements rather than special effects. They take the place of filters, cutting frisket, and the dodge-and-burn shuffle.

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The Four Blend Modes You Need the Most

Photoshop includes more than two dozen blend modes in the Layers panel. For someone just starting out with the program (or even if you’ve used it for a while), the sheer number of blend modes can be daunting. Even worse, scrolling through the list trying to find the right ...

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