Digital Scrapbooking: All about Blend Modes
How to use them
First of all, I hope you’re enjoying this back to basics I’m creating to help you understand the fundamental pieces that help you to create a digital scrapbook layout in Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements.
Blend Modes are in my opinion one of the most powerful things in Photoshop after layer mask.
A number of things you can create go beyond this video. But, this is just the foundation of many things I can teach in the future about blend modes.
Blend modes are non-destructive:
Blend modes basically sit on top of your picture but not really destroying any pixel or changing them unless you flat the layers.
Blend modes are like equations:
Think about paper + paper with blend mode = new paper
Things you can use blend modes with:
- duplicate your picture and change blend modes and you’ll give your picture a different look.
- Use with papers and change completely their color or texture.
- Use with shapes
- Use with elements
- Use with extracted pictures
- and beyond of what this post could imagine 🙂
It’s very important in order to start creating digital artsy layouts or composite layouts to really understand what the tool means and does so when you think about creating a page you know what tool will get closer to the result you want.
I also have a pdf guide that goes with this tutorial
Just go to https://m.me/2worlds and type: blend
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I also did an extra digital scrap tutorial in my community. Join HERE
I did some extra tips with blend modes using brushes, explaining blend modes with brushes.
Furthermore these previous tutorials can help you:
I also want to let you know I have a new column at Scrapaneers:
Artsy Scrapping with Jana check it out here my first post. HERE.
If you’re reading this and is advanced in Photoshop I want to remind I have a class at scrapaneers.
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Enjoy the tutorial
If you have questions and/or suggestions let me know in the comments