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Blend modes determine how the colors and opacity of layers and objects interact with others.

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How to make the arithmetic average of three images in GIMP?

With two images, it's easy to merge them together such that each image contributes an equal amount of Hue / Saturation / Value. I simply overlap the two layers, and set the above one to be at 50% ...
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In Illustrator, switching from RGB to CMYK breaks "screen" blend mode

In Illustrator, switching from RGB to CMYK breaks "screen" blend mode. Any idea how to keep the same aspect? I need CMYK.
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Color burn appears different in Adobe Illustrator 2022 and 2024 versions, exported image

Using Adobe Illustrator 2022 I made some vector art. In the final step of my process I added some water-color-like texture by adding an image in a layer above the art, setting the trasparency to 30-50%...
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Shine effect lost when attempting to remove black background [duplicate]

When I export the following asset to PNG, I see black circles around where the sparkles are. I used the technique in this answer to remove the black circles, but I notice the shine effect is gone and ...
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Extract asset from AI while keeping background transparent with glow effect [duplicate]

For this asset I need to extract each individual lantern into a separate PNG image while preserving the glow effect. When I downloaded the asset, I thought the lanterns lay on top of the checkered ...
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How to explain Luminosity Blend Mode in simple terms?

I'm trying to understand how luminosity blend mode works in graphic design. Wikipedia says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blend_modes#Hue.2C_saturation_and_luminosity The Luminosity blend mode ...
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Illustrator text fill transparent over image effect

I'm trying to recreate an effect I've seen a few times where some text is placed over a background image, and the fill opacity over the background image is transparent but the fill of the rest of the ...
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Grouping soft light layers causes them to merge

I'm working with a graphic with a relatively dark background. I've got some white text in the foreground, and I set the blend mode of the text layer to Soft Light to make it semi-transparent. I then ...
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Is This SVG Code Correct?

Related to my other question, I need to convert my SVG to a 16-bit TIFF, which seems to be more complicated than expected. So I wanted to check Photoshop and Gimp, but they both (along with Figma) ...
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Is there a way to emulate Add/Linear Dodge Blend mode in Adobe Illustrator?

It does not matter if it requires additional work or layers to achieve it, I would appreciate it if anyone can let me know if there is a way. Perhaps a third party plug-in would also help if there is ...
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Stacking gradients and blend-modes

Desired result I'm trying to stack some CSS gradients together to replicate a fill pattern from Excel. Problem I have something that almost works, but it requires additional HTML elements and I'm not ...
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synfig: animate a key going into a lock

I would like to animate a key going into a lock, so that as it goes in it hides the part already inside the lock. How can I do it in synfig?
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Why does the Hue blend mode change saturation and brightness?

My understanding is that the Hue blend mode is supposed to use the hue from the top layer, and the saturation and brightness from the bottom layer. I placed a red in the bottom layer. RGB = (255, 0, ...
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Is there a workaround to modify the file and be able to print (in CMYK) the effects using the ‘difference’ blending mode in Illustrator?

I have offen encountered this issue when working in RGB using the Difference mode under the Oppacity panel, and would want to save the artwork (attached image) for printing. When converting the file ...
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Why do I get these white artifacts when blending images?

I'm trying to blend a photo onto my render using soft light blending mode, but I get these white pixels. Never had this happen before.
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Design path overlapping issue with blending modes

Hey I'm very new to illustrator. I've made a design with the pen tool (path), it has a few overlapping shapes and looked ok. But once I started playing around with blending modes the edges/overlapping ...
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Complex .tiff s (many blended layers) not showing properly outside of Photoshop. Everywhere else there is some level of merging/flattening

I have been doing work in Photoshop, but the saved .tiffs look vastly different outside of Photoshop. I save as .Tiff because often the files are larger than 2GB so no PSD. But with later or image ...
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masking hair/feathers photoshop CS6

I'm following a tutorial for cutting out hair from a background and applying it to this photo of a parrot and cutting around its feather. So far through following the tutorial I have... Selected and ...
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How to achieve result of a 2 Layer setup(top one is Overlay blend) with a multiple default images combination?

Imagine we have a 2 layer setup like this: Top Layer + (Blend Mode: Overlay) this layer shows a half-transparent smoke cloud - very bright in the center starting at white with smooth color transitions ...
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add blending mode and gradient effect to type - photoshop CS6

If I add a gradient effect to type in photoshop is it possible to add a blending mode to it as well so that it interacts with the photograph in the background? I have tried to apply multiply blending ...
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How can I import a png with different opacity layers in illustrator?

I'm a beginner in illustrator and I would like to import this fog .png file in Illustrator and overlay it onto this repetition of X. The problem is that in the faded areas with different opacities the ...
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combining two panorama pictures together to remove the light sources in both

So I have these two panorama shots: They were taken with a GoPro max on a tripod. The tripod was in the same place for both shots - the only difference between the two shot is the direction that the ...
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How can you place an object that had a white background removed using multiply blending mode, onto a black background in Photoshop?

I have some pictures of products that are on a plain white background. I used multiply to remove the background cleanly, then I wanted to put the objects onto a new background that is dark in colour. ...
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In gimp how to create a silhouette/"Burn" a layer into another layer?

Well I have an (set of) image(s) and I wish to create silhouettes out of those. Based on the alpha value of the image (alpha is either 0 or 1 no intermediate values). The idea I had was to create ...
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In Illustrator, how can you create highlights using blending modes?

I would like to create highlights on a basic shape, I can do it by layering on "white shapes" with transparency. But, I would like to use the same color to "lighten" the lower ...
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How to get a mask from blending modes

So it's a bit complicated but here is the gist... I made a design using blending modes with a background texture of cardboard. The idea is that the design will get printed directly on the cardboard so ...
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How to get this overlap effect in illustrator?

I don't know if similar question has been asked before, but can anyone help me to turn this: ...into something like this: I was following a tutorial but it didn't show what effects and tools were ...
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How to add golden tone to sparkles

I have a layered file that consists of a colored background and sparkles over it. There are multiple sparkle layers of different sizes and intensities. The purpose of this file is to generate ...
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Calculate blend mode colors

In my case, I have a background color #333 and a "+" layer with blend mode difference. The blend mode is evidently so that the "+" is always nicely visible for any background color ...
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How to blend an image onto a wall that is partially lit by the sun?

I need to make this text look like it's somewhat painted on the wall, but the blend if function treats the text in the sun and the text in the shade very differently. How to solve this? I also need to ...
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Why does using additive blending with a linear colour dropoff result in dark fringes?

I'm developing a tool which allows for placing of lights in a black space, but when 2 lights are close to one another the areas near to where they overlap appear to darken: I was able to reproduce ...
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What happens to the alpha channel in different blend modes

I have a question about how the resulting alpha is computed for different blend modes in gimp. The manual [1] describes the color channels, but not how the opacity is processed (I am also sort of ...
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Need help getting this color effect look [duplicate]

I've been trying to get a similar look as the photos in this image with the different color effects. I've tried messing with different blending options and even tried different gradient maps. However, ...
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When brushing with a translucent colour, is there any way to make multiple strokes into one?

The example below is using Krita, but since this kind of operation is common in almost all graphics software, I would like to know if there is a general method for this. When brushing with a ...
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Blending Mode that imitates pigment secondaries

I'm using GIMP2 and found Blue and Yellow are making gray. Red and Green are making gray too. I'm using layers (one per color) and first assumed opacity would get me Green or Yellow in the examples ...
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How can I create a phosphor screen effect like this one in photoshop

I would like to create an effect like the one in the picture but I'm a noob. The idea is like the light in a phosphor screen that reveals it's pixels. I guess there's a texture layer and some sort of ...
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How to make the background of an image with shadows blend in

Background I manage an e-commerce app where we expect merchants to submit their own images, these images appear on our mobile app. In order to maintain proportions, I send the merchants this ...
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How can I make blue and yellow blend into green in Inkscape?

When I mix blue and yellow in Inkscape, I get gray. How can I instead get green, like you would see when mixing crayons or paint?
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Why does lowering saturation via blend mode produce different grays than lowering saturation via adjustment layer?

I'm getting very different gray tones from two different ways of reducing saturation: Left – uses a layer with blend mode set to Saturation. The layer's color has 0 saturation (e.g. white or ...
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Is there any tools like "Blend" in Inkscape?

I have created a shape with "Blend" option in Illustrator (below).Now I am trying hard to replicate that in Inkscape. Is there any way/option to do that in Inkscape? I have searched a lot with "Blend ...
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Different image depending on background color

I'm trying to replicate this answer in gimp 2.10, but the results are very different. Right in the first step the result deviates. Subtracting the two images in gimp 2.10: And in gimp 2.8: In gimp ...
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Illustrator pattern with blend mode shows dark lines

How can I get rid of these dark lines in my pattern? They only appear when I apply some sort of blend mode to my objects. These particular objects have multiply blend mode applied to them and the ...
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Where Can I Find Blend Mode Math Accurate to Photoshop?

Most results from Google offer equations/formulas for blend modes that aren't reproducible in Photoshop, especially those that involve division such as Color Burn and Color Dodge. For example, RGB(255,...
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how to get images as if they are in the multiply blend mode?

I have this very intricate cutout with very bright colors. They are so bright I like them better when they are in multiply blend mode against its backdrop. However, I can't leave them that way, ...
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What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects?

What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects? Aren't they the same thing? The user guide page isn't of much help because it doesn't specify the differences in ...
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Using Photoshop, how can I create an effect in an image that will blend with other images it is displayed over the top of outside of Photoshop?

I'm something of an amateur and am slowly self-teaching myself Photoshop through experimenting with different projects. My current project is a fan edit of some game assets that aren't packed or ...
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Remove black pixels from image w/ transparent background?

I have an image with a transparent background and a layer that has black pixels I want to remove: If I set the layer w/ black pixels to Screen in Photoshop against a filled background, the black ...
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Should blending modes ever be used for logo designs? [closed]

In a vector editor like Illustrator, blend modes do not work in CMYK mode; blend modes only work in RGB mode. My logical conclusion is that you should never use blend modes on a logo design, because ...
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Indesign – screen effect disappears in RBG blend mode

I have an image that is basically some black lines which I have placed onto a blue background and gave it a screen effect to make it white. This is while in CMYK transparency blend space. But when I ...
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Blending and Textures

I am having the hardest time trying to create the effect between the image subject and the background texture in the reference below. Obviously the image is masked to blend into the texture, but what ...
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