Hamza Sharif

How to use Blending modes in Photoshop

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How to Use Photoshop Blending Modes

Photoshop contains 29 different options in six groups, which you can find in the Layers window. Depending on which tool you're using, you may also see a pull-down in the options toolbar near the top of the screen. Here's how to apply and experiment with them to achieve a variety of effects.

  1. Import an image you want to modify to Photoshop.
  2. Select the New Layer button in the Layers window to create a new layer

3.To use a color to blend with the image, select Edit > Fill.

4.Select Color.

5.Select a color from the Color Picker and select OK.

6.Click OK in the Fill window to finalize your color choice.

7.Now, you should only see the top layer with the color you selected.

8.To apply blending modes, select the top layer, then click the pulldown menu in the Layers window, next to Opacity.

9.Select different options from the menu to see how they affect the underlying image.


10.Experiment with different colors and modes to create the effects you want. You can also affect the intensity of some modes by adjusting the opacity on the layers you're blending.

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