Questions tagged [blend-modes]

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

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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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Outer glow in CMYK vs RGB

I am creating this graphic in Illustrator and InDesign. It is using an outer glow with the same magenta color as the fill of the shape. Normal blend mode 100% opacity. I would like to get a similar ...
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Indesign: Why are my objects suddenly transparent/blending colour?

Please refer to the image above. These objects that I made, and any other items that I change the background colour of, suddenly is doing this where it looks like it is either transparent, or is ...
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How exactly do blend modes work?

I've done some homework Googling but I'm still confused as to how exactly blend modes work. So according to Wikipedia, this post and this post, the way blend modes work is to use various formulas on ...
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Replace a texture by another

With Photoshop, how is it possible to keep the structure of this woodworking: but replace the wood texture by another, like this one: ? I can imagine it's possible with two layers, and a special "...
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Strange behaviour when using blending modes with some options

Approximately the same question was raised in some forums in particular and on this. But I extended the question to the point that it was necessary to give him a concrete answer. Look at the picture, ...
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Is it possible to subtract two layers to calculate transparency?

I have an image with two layers: Backround and its copy + some modifications. Is it somehow possible to subtract colors of the backround layer, so that all pixels that are different will be extracted ...
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Why does it seem like difference and addition modes aren't complimentary?

I followed most of the instructions on this question about getting the difference between two similar images, using an image with text, where I removed the text and recreated the object it was written ...
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How to replicate photoshop's text highlight blending mode [duplicate]

It blends with lower layers in difference mode, I know, but how can I achieve this "distorted color" effect it produces on highlight areas? (the orange and magenta areas)
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Photoshop - How to properly apply a Gradient Map to a Brush in a layer?

I have a this Watercolor brush and painted over a transparent layer Then I add a Gradient Map to have the desired colors in the Watercolor But when I try to clipping mask the Gradient Map to the ...
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How to make this colour effect in Adobe Illustrator?

Hi! I'm thinking of making a design that resembles this image. Do you have suggestions on how to create the colours in it? I'm not sure if they are manually chosen or is there any other method you ...
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Hierarchical layer blending in Inkscape?

Suppose I have 3 layers in inkscape - from bottom to top, let's call them Layer 1 - Layer 3. I want Layer 3 to blend with Layer 2 using the "Multiply" blend mode. But then, I want the result to blend ...
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How do I blend colors in photoshop?

I'm trying to figure out how to perfectly blend color layers in photoshop. I want to blend the layers while maintaining the original saturation. The closest I've been able to get is by altering the ...
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Removing blend effect from a copied object; Inkscape

So I'm creating a logo with the multiply blend effect on one layer, and there's a part I made on that multiply/layer that I copied and pasted to one above it so I could make it opaque. But the ...
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Blending modes inside and outside of smart object

I have a repeating art on a single background. To ease modification process I've converted it to smart object - that way I only need to modify it once, and it updates with all copies simultaneously. ...
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Сlip layer to “outer glow”

I have a folder that contains many strings. This folder has layer effects applied: Color overlay (bright yellow) Stroke (black) outer glow (can be any color, currently white.) I want to clip a layer ...
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What blending mode is this?

I'm trying to reverse engineer a blending mode I've seen on a picture: This was created by someone else using Adobe's Scene7. Unfortunately, I don't have access to this tool and I also was unable ...
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How can I combine multiple Overlay layers into a single one?

Here I have a simple image of a cat: I add a new layer on top of it and near its mouth area I add a small circle and apply gaussian blur to it, and set the mode of the layer to overlay to create ...
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Illustrator CC 2018: How to create the gradient of the beam?

I am trying to create the yellow gradient of the beam. So, far I have unsuccessfully tried it as So, I am thinking whether this can be achieved through gradient or blend.
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Blending sunset tones onto an overexposed (white) base layer

I have two photos of a sunset. One is exposed for the reddish colors at the horizon, which fades into blues and blacks. The other is overexposed and the bright part near the horizon is a boring white. ...
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Merging layers with various blend modes [closed]

I tried to merge three layers with Blend Modes - Normal, Dissolve, Screen respectively. But the image completely differs from what it should be. How do I merge layers with various Blend Modes in ...
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Change color/hue (blend mode) of complex graphic in Illustrator

Is there a relatively quick way of changing the colour of something in Illustrator. I'm working on a paint splat, so there is lots of subtle colour changes and opacity set. So selecting the group and ...
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How do I convert an “blending mode” artwork to adopt the colors so I can edit some of them?

I'm trying to convert the this graphic so I'll adopt the colors displayed after choosing the "color" blending mode. The graphic looks like this before setting the blending mode: Now I want it to ...
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InDesign: Black colour in blend modes [closed]

I have a white background, on top of that a black vector shape (A), and a white vector shape on top (B). I have B on difference blend mode. My goal is that both shapes appear black, but that the area ...
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why the resulting color is darker than the base color? (adobe illustrator-darken blend mode)

i'm learning the adobe illustrator blend modes. For the darken mode, according to adobe help page, it is described Darken- Selects the base or blend color—whichever is darker—as the resulting color. ...
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Trying to Understand Levels Adjustment Layer Technique

I came across an interesting article that, towards the end, states that in order to get more dark detail out of a faded photo, all you need to do is add a Levels adjustment layer, without changing any ...
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Illustrator blend with different blending modes issue

I have a star with 2 layers se to Normal and one set to Overlay the layer in Overlay is a white/black gradient with black set to 0 opacity Now, the issue appears when I blend two stars together, ...
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Prepare image as overlay

Due to being a newbie, I can't post more than 2 links. This question has been asked on Adobe forum https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2278171, but not resolved. I am trying to duplicate an image ...
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Illustrator: How to create a swatch by combining two colors?

In Photoshop, I would just add black and white on top of colors, change the opacity, and wallah... darker and lighter versions I could then use the eyedropper on and add to my palette. In Illustrator,...
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Ho to replicate illustrator's text highlight?

I'm really new to designing, and im trying to replicate illustrator's text highlight, to my original image. Here is the effect that im trying to replicate: We can see that the 'you' is highlighted, ...
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Can I blend a layer to the canvas in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Blend modes work great between layers but can I blend to the canvas? For example, take this image: It has an orange square on the left and transparent canvas on the right. I then placed a black-to-...
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Multiply Mode Not working to Recolour Line Work

I'm pretty sure the method I'm using is fairly common but I've searched like 50 different ways of asking this question and no one seems to have ever had the same issue. I have a b&w image that I'...
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How do I limit a blended overlay to its parent content?

I may not fully understand CSS's 'isolation' attribute, however let me describe the hierarchy simply (https://jsfiddle.net/8zq7r23u/2/). <svg> [shapes filled with grayscale] | -> [some ...
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Apply blending mode only to fill in Illustrator

Would this be possible? Applying for example an "overlay" blending mode to the fill of a shape while keeping the mode of the stroke set to normal? Or would I have to duplicate the shape?
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How to change RGB to CMYK without affecting blending mode? [duplicate]

In Illustrator, I create some designs in RGB mode (eg: glow effect and blending mode), If I drag and drop the CMYK document some blending options are changing. So please give me the solution for this ...
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How make two blended shapes the same color in Photoshop

I want to know how I can merge two layers together with "Hard Light" or other blended modes without changing color. As you know when we put a shape on top of another one with effected color, the ...
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Photoshop gradient overlay layer style not visible

I have been working on Photoshop CS6 for a while now and this is some basic text I did with overlay and a few other settings: But now only the normal mode works, but when I put on overlay it just ...
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Problem converting RGB to CMYK for print

Below you find the design for our business cards. The triangles are yellow, as you can see outside of the canvas. However, inside the canvas, only when I set the Color Mode to CMYK, they appear pink. ...
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Export to SVG with blend mode or “Apply” it

I have an image with a gradient background and a transparent gray shadow on top of it set to multiply. When I export to SVG, it loses the blend mode and appears gray. How can I have Illustrator ...
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Can I remove transparent pixels from a layer with a different blending mode in Photoshop cc14?

If I have a layer with a white background and I want to remove it, I can often just change the blending mode to Screen or Overlay and it ends up exactly the way I want it. However, I often want a ...
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How can I de-mix/de-blend two colors?

I'm "reverse engineering" a graphics package based on rasterized images to recreate the graphics package as layered components. I have a situation whereby I have two elements, each with some level of ...
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What is the best blending mode or opacity to use for printing?

What is the best blending mode to use for a pattern to give a transparent look in a packaging products? This product will be printed in CMYK colors, I attached samples of Black and cream colors.. For ...
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How to achieve this effect where text lightens an image?

What kind of effect is this? I know it's some kind of blending but I can't figure out what kind.