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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature, Second Edition by Matt Kloskowski

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Chapter Two. Blending Layers

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Blending layers is the next level of merging your images together. There are a lot of ways to blend layers together that go beyond simply changing the opacity. One of those ways is called blend modes. It’s like opacity on steroids, and the effects you can get with blend modes are unlike any other effects you’ll find in Photoshop. That said, I gotta tell ya, there are a lot of blend modes in Photoshop. My goal in this chapter is to show you only those you really need to know about. Most of the blend modes will probably never get used, so we’re just going to concentrate on the ones that you’re going to use often. ...

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