Chapter 4. Photographic Manipulation & Compositing
These techniques are aimed at creative interpretations and special effects. They tend to be a little more extreme, and many recipes can be combined quite easily.
Textures and Color
Blend modes are a great way to add texture and color to your compositions. They are very easy to experiment with, letting you explore all kinds of options. For my image, Ephemeral, I combined the following modes to achieve a subtle, balanced, mysterious feeling:
• Soft Light—Lower contrast than Overlay, and used for ...