Blending Modes, Blending Options, & Knockouts in Photoshop

Blending Modes Normal & Dissolve: Normal - Image effected only by opacity Dissolve - Dithered /Jagged Edges - Chops Anti-Aliasing into individual pixels - Smooth Transitions changed into Noisy Transitions for Scattered Spots Darkening Modes: Darken - If pixel in active layer is darker than the pixel directly behind it, then you see that dark … Continue reading Blending Modes, Blending Options, & Knockouts in Photoshop

Making Blending Modes appear Separate & Permanent, which Overlap its Underlying Layer in Photoshop

If you blend, layers, such as with Multiply or screen, and you want to make the layer you blended keep its current blended appearance while being lifted off the underlying layer and having properties of its own which overlap the layer, do the following: Paste the top layer on the image and choose multiply for … Continue reading Making Blending Modes appear Separate & Permanent, which Overlap its Underlying Layer in Photoshop