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Blend Modes Explained (Blend Right In)

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  Issue: January/February 2008 (v5n1)

Multiply, overlay, color burn, soft light–often prescribed, occasionally used, and seldom understood. In all their misunderstood glory, the blend modes of Adobe Photoshop Elements live at the top of the Layers palette.


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4 Replies to Blend Modes Explained (Blend Right In):

  1. Nelson L

    March 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Excellent. Mike, makes this subject look so easy.
    Thanks and keep them coming

  2. Kevin

    March 26, 2012 at 4:38 am

    A good write up of what each blend mode is designed to do. This would be a good reference article to keep on hand, especially if your new to elements. You may only use one or two blend modes, but knowing what you have available can be very useful.

  3. Ramesh

    June 1, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I could not view the tutorial somehow. Hence decided to download the pdf article which I hope to read shortly.

  4. John

    June 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    hello can anyone stop the yelow banners streaming across my editing site . It contains the photos details on it and strangely I already know these details and view this constant banners as an irratation often preventing my or distracting me from my editing.

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