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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals by Richard Harrington

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Chapter 9. Using Blending Modes

Blending modes are both a mystery and a source of great design power. Each blending mode controls how the pixels in one layer are affected by those in another layer or by a tool from the Tools panel. Most users give up on them because the technical definitions of blending modes get very tricky. The secret is to not worry too much about the technical issues and to learn how to experiment. While you’ll explore the technology and the creativity behind blending modes, there are only a few basics that you must know to make blending modes part of your design toolbox.

Using Blending Modes

About Blending Modes

There are 25 different blending options ...

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