Selasa, 10 April 2012
Photoshop Tip: Using Blending Modes to Enhance Images and Backgrounds
There are over 20 different blending modes but the most used are Screen, Multiply and Overlay. The blending modes are located on a pull down menu in the upper left corner of the Layers pallet. You can quickly scan through the different blending modes by using keystrokes Option (PC = Alt) & Shift & Plus sign (+).
According to the Photoshop help reference,
• Screen "Looks at each channel's color information and multiplies the inverse of the blend and base colors. The result color is always a lighter color. Screening with black leaves the color unchanged. Screening with white produces white. The effect is similar to projecting multiple photographic slides on top of each other."
• Multiply " Looks at the color information in each channel and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result color is always a darker color. Multiplying any color with black produces black. Multiplying any color with white leaves the color unchanged. When you're painting with a color other than black or white, successive strokes with a painting tool produce progressively darker colors. The effect is similar to drawing on the image with multiple marking pens."
• Overlay "Multiplies or screens the colors, depending on the base color. Patterns or colors overlay the existing pixels while preserving the highlights and shadows of the base color. The base color is not replaced, but mixed with the blend color to reflect the lightness or darkness of the original color."
Sounds confusing, huh? Well, using blend modes is really quite simple as you will see when viewing the videos listed below.
Video Tutorials Describing Blending Modes
• "Using blending modes for photographers"
• "Photoshop Tutorial: Introduction to Blend Modes"
• "Photoshop Tutorial: Blending Modes"
• "Multiply, Screen & Overlay Blend Modes in Photoshop"
Video Tutorials Showing Blending Mode Examples
• Blending modes introduction and adding contrast to images
" Photoshop Tutorial: Layer Blending Mode Intro"
"Photoshop Tutorial: Overlay Pt. 2 - High Pass"
"Photoshop Tutorial: Overlay Pt. 3 - Contrast"
•Blending images to create a special effect
"Photoshop CS5 #10: Layer blending options (Flame Circle)"
• Using Blending modes to placing logos on art
"Photoshop Tutorial - Using Blend Modes"
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