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The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe® Photoshop® by Scott Valentine

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Chapter 4. Photographic Manipulation & Compositing

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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.

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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 ...

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