Photoshop getting started tutorial (4): Mixed Mode and photoshop getting started tutorial
Learning Experience: mixed mode is often overlooked in Photoshop. The biggest reason is that its position is relatively hidden, in the left upper corner of the layer panel. The blending mode determines how the middle-level pixels of an image are mixed with the lower-level pixels of the image to make the layers more cool. The combination of multiple mixed modes will produce unexpected results. If you are not inspired, try the hybrid mode.
Mixed Mode options:
Dark mode (FADE)
Stacked front slice
Brightening mode (coloring)
Linear fade (ADD)
Solid color mixing
Difference set mode
Details about mixed mode:
"Normal" Mode:No effect
"Dissolve" Mode:With the help of opacity adjustment, you can create a point-like spray image. The lower the opacity, the more scattered the pixels.
"Dark" Mode:The processing area is darker than the current image. Pixels brighter than mixed colors are replaced, and pixels darker than mixed colors remain unchanged. It does not change when mixed with white.
"Stacked front" Mode:The base color is dimmed in areas other than white. Note that any combination of colors and black produces black. The combination of any color and white remains unchanged. Not changed when mixed with white
"Color deepening" Mode:Enhance the dark area. The principle is to darken the base color by increasing the contrast to reflect the mixed color. It does not change when mixed with white.
"Linear deepening" Mode:The linear deepening mode is similar to the stacking mode, but the contrast effect is stronger, which is equivalent to the combination of Stacking Mode and color deepening mode. The principle is to reduce the brightness of the base color to reflect the mixed color. It does not change when mixed with white.
"Dark" Mode:Compare the total values of all channels of the mixed color and base color and display a smaller color. Compared with the image effect obtained in the "dark" mode, the difference between the two is that the "deep color" hybrid mode does not produce a third color, the color in the image will not change. You can clearly find out from the result color where the base color is and where the mixed color is.
"Brightening" Mode:The brightening mode is opposite to the darkening mode. Select the base color or the highlighted color in the mixed color as the result color. Pixels whose base colors are darker than the mixed colors remain unchanged. pixels whose base colors are brighter than the mixed colors are displayed as the mixed colors. The color remains unchanged when black is used for filtering.
"Filter color" Mode:Combine the complementary colors of the mixed colors with the base colors, and the result colors are always brighter. The color filter mode is opposite to the Stacking Mode. When Black is used, the color remains unchanged. When white is used, white is generated.
"Color fade" Mode:Reduce the contrast to brighten the base color to reflect the mixed color. This feature can highlight the underlying image and make the color more saturated. Due to limited changes to the hidden area, it can maintain a good contrast. It does not change if it is mixed with black.
"Linear fade-down" Mode:Increase the brightness of the base color to reflect the mixed color. It is similar to the color filter mode, but can produce a stronger comparison effect. It does not change if it is mixed with black.
"Light Color" Mode:The third color is not generated because it selects the largest channel value from the base color and mixed color to create the result color. Similar to the differences between the "dark" mode and the "dark" mode, the "light" mode is basically the same as the "light" mode, but it is different from whether to generate a third color.
"Overlay" Mode:When adding colors to the underlying image, the highlights and shadows of the underlying image can be maintained. (Compound or filter colors, depending on the base color. The pattern or color overlays on existing pixels, while retaining the baseline color contrast. The base color is not replaced, but the base color is mixed with the mixed color to reflect the brightness or darkness of the primary color.
"Soft light" Mode:To make the color brighter or darker, you can produce more refined effects than the overlay mode or glare mode. If the blending color (light source) is brighter than 50% Gray, the image will become brighter, just as it is reduced. If the blending color (light source) is darker than 50% Gray, the image is dimmed as if it were deepened. Painting with pure black or pure white will produce obviously darker or brighter areas, but will not produce pure black or pure white.
"Strong light" Mode:The glare mode is used to increase the contrast of an image, which is equivalent to the combination of the front slice and the filter color. This effect is similar to the dazzling spotlight on the image. This is very useful for adding a high light and adding a dark tone to an image. A painting of pure black or pure white will produce pure black or pure white.
"Bright Light" Mode:The characteristic is that the color after mixing is more saturated, which can make the image produce a pleasant sensation. It is equivalent to a combination of reduced color and deepened color. Increase or decrease the contrast to increase or decrease the color.
Linear light mode:The feature is to make the image produce a higher contrast effect, so that more areas become black and white, it is equivalent to a combination of linear fading and linear deepening. Increase or decrease the color by decreasing or increasing the brightness.
"Lighting" Mode:The color can be replaced by a mix of colors. It is mainly used to make special effects. It is equivalent to a combination of light and dark modes. If the blending color (light source) is brighter than 50% Gray, the pixels darker than the blending color are replaced without changing the pixels brighter than the blending color. If the blending color is darker than 50% Gray, the pixels brighter than the blending color are replaced without changing the pixels darker than the blending color.
"Solid color mixing" Mode:The feature is that the color saturation can be increased to produce the effect of color separation for the image.
Difference mode:The white area in the mixed color will reverse the image, while the black area will be closer to the underlying image. The principle is to subtract the mixed color from the base color, or subtract the base color from the mixed color, depending on which color has a greater brightness value. Blending with white will reverse the base color value; blending with black will not change.
"Exclude" Mode:The exclusion mode has a softer effect than the difference mode. Create an effect similar to the difference mode but with a lower contrast. Blending with white will reverse the base color value. It does not change if it is mixed with black.
"Subtract" Mode:The base color value minus the mixed color, similar to the difference mode. If the mixed color is the same as the base color, the result color is black. In the difference mode, if the mixed color is white, the result color is black. If the mixed color is black, the result color remains unchanged.
"Division" Mode:The base color is used to separate the mixed color and the color contrast is strong. After reading the example, we use several special color examples. In the Division mode, if the mixed color is the same as the base color, the result color is white. If the mixed color is white, the result color remains unchanged, if the mixed color is black, the result color is white.
"Hue" Mode:Use the brightness and saturation of the base color and the color of the mixed color to create the result color. This mode applies the color of the mixed color layer to the base color layer image, and maintains the brightness and saturation of the base color layer image.
"Saturation" Mode:The saturation mode enables certain areas of the image to become black and white. This mode applies the saturation of the current image to the underlying image and maintains the brightness and color of the underlying image.
"Color" Mode:This feature allows you to apply the color and saturation of the current image to the underlying image and maintain the brightness of the underlying image. The gray scale in the image can be retained, and it is useful for coloring monochrome images and colored images.
"Brightness" Mode:This feature allows you to apply the brightness of the current image to the underlying image and maintain the color and saturation of the underlying image. This mode creates an effect opposite to the "color" mode.
Mixed Mode Effect Demo Video: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTAwMjQxOTg0.html
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