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Mastering Photoshop Layers by Juergen Gulbins

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4 Blending Modes

Alongside adjustment layers and masks, blending modes – also known as layer modes – are another of the powerful tools that Photoshop provides for working with layers. They are often underrated by digital photographers but can be extremely useful in a multitude of situations. Blending modes determine how the pixels in separate layers are merged, or blended. We have already touched on blending modes in previous chapters and we will encounter them at various points in the rest of the text. Photoshop offers a wide range of blending modes that are useful to photographers and graphic artists, but this chapter concentrates on the modes ...

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