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The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography by Harold Davis

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Blending mode categories

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The blending mode drop-down list divides the blending modes by category.

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To make this image of a model that I titled “Becoming a Dream,” I combined four exposures in post-production. This combination used a variety of blending modes, and more than 100 different layers.

Four exposures, 100mm, exposures at shutter speeds ranging from 1/6 of a second to 1/200 of a second, apertures from f/2 to f/8, ISO 200, tripod mounted; exposures combined in Photoshop.

Blending modes are a key feature that you can use to impact how your ...

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