How to use Photoshop CC 2018-Part9-Photoshop blend modes

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Photoshop blend modes are a very important tool in Photoshop CC 2018. As a beginner, you should be familiar with what blend modes can do for your image.
There are five group of blend modes and in each group, you will find several options.
The idea is that they blend two images together. The either darken your image, lighten your image or a combination of the two.
A really cool trick is to use Shift and plus or minute sign to go through them quickly and see their effect live.

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In this video, I’m gonna show you blend modes and how blend modes work, so we’ll start in the layer panel
and I’ll show you blend mode here.
You’ll end up seeing blend mode in a lot of the tools that you use throughout Photoshop.
But they basically all work the same way that you’ll see in the layers panel so I have two layers here layer one
or layer zero is this background
here this texture and layer one is this create with a white background and this white background will come in handy
Cuz they’ll really show you how the blend mode work to apply a blend mode. You’ll have this drop-down menu over here
These are all the different blend modes that you could choose. I have my top layer selected
I’m gonna blend that with my bottom layer, so that’s the order that I’m gonna blend things with this layer selected
I’m gonna start applying the blend mode. They’re divided into different categories, so here’s a category
Here’s a category and so on there’s five different categories here. Let’s pick this one darken what this does is
Uses the darker image, and it just shows you the darker image
so it gets rid of the lighter parts of the image now the
second set of group lighten this will be the inverse of that so the lighter part of the image wins and then you have the
overlay which blends the two and you could use the opacity to kind of
Change that blend between the two or the fill option to change the blend between the two
Those are the three different options? I like to use if I want the darker part of the image to win
I’ll go ahead and choose one of these options like multiply
I’ll just change the fill to a hundred these are basically almost do the same thing at different levels
And if I want the lighter part of the image in this case the top image to win
I’ll choose something like screen or lighten and I’ll play with the opacity and if I want a combination of the two
I’ll use things like hard light or soft light basically everything under this overlay section
So those are the three different options that I like to use often these will give you some different effects also
So let me go back to normal
I want to show you a quick way to see the blend mode in action
So all you gotta do is if you hold shift
And you press the plus sign you’ll start going through all the different options for you one at a time
so color Dodge
Donn’s lighting color
Soft light just like that you could just really test this out real quickly with all the different options hue saturation color
Luminosity you could see how quickly I could go through this shift – and shift plus will show you these overlay options
Very quickly so sometimes it’s better not to be scientific and try to really figure out how much
Percentage is showing from this picture to that picture. Just go ahead and choose your top image
Go ahead and pick one of these and then started shift + + shift – to see what they’re each doing
And when you get closer to that effect that you’re looking for you could basically go here and change the opacity
Or change the fill and get the perfect effect with your image. That’s just a quick video over the blend mode
There’s so many things you could do with blend modes in Photoshop
And I hope this brief overview got you started with understanding blend modes
Please give this video a thumbs up and stay tuned for the next video where we’re talking about Smart Objects and using
non-destructive editing in Photoshop. Thanks for watching this one, and I hope to see you on the next video.


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