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After Effects On the Spot by Richard Harrington

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Blend for Success:
Using Blending Modes for Advanced Results

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We want to let you in on a secret ... blending modes. Oh sure, you’ve probably heard of them.. . but do you use them? Not just twice a year like the fine china.. . every job, every project, every comp, all the time? Pros live for blending modes.. . the artistic possibilities are incredible. Blending modes are fast, easy, and powerful.. . they are also woefully mistreated and underused. Please join our crusade to restore blending modes to their proper place in the After Effects design hierarchy.

A Mode by Any Other Name

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