So... here we go. We will take each blending mode and show what it will do to this photo on top of itself, this photo on top of the gray paper, and the gray paper on top of the patterned paper. If you want to really get the feel of the way these work, open a photo and a couple of sheets of paper and follow along!
This is obviously... well... normal. :) No formal explanation needed here.
Compares the color of the top and bottom layers and blends the pixels where the top layer is darker than the bottom.
I usually use this one in addition to other blend modes. I'm not really excited about what it does by itself to photos, but as you can see in this example... it can do some cool stuff to papers sometimes!
This is a great one too! Can do some cool things to photos, but I think even more so with papers. It can be waaaaay to dark and harsh on the wrong photo, but get the right photo and it can do WONDERS... especially with a SCREEN layer underneath!
This is a good one too. It can be used over a MULTIPLY or COLOR BURN layer to give it some harshness. Playing with the opacity on this one is almost always key. It doesn't usually do anything great for papers, though. It makes them a bit too harsh in my opinion.
Ditto to what I said on Color Dodge.
This one is what I use when Overlay is just a bit too much. Again... it is sometimes all I do to a photo.
This one really pumps up your photo. Sometimes I use this one by itself if I want a really edgy, dramatic effect, but I usually have to play with the opacity a bit.
I don't use this one as much, but there are some photos that it works beautifully on.
This blending mode is very cool, however, I've yet to use it on a layout. But it is GREAT at getting a very "pop art" effect. I'm determined to use this one on a layout at some point.
With the photo on photo here, I actually had to set the top layer at 80% opacity to even see the photo... it made it just a black image. but the photo on paper and paper on paper, you can see the effect it gives.
Didn't do us much good on the photo on photo or photo on paper, but the paper on paper... it gave us a totally different (and really pretty) peice of patterned paper. :)
Ditto to what I said about Hue and Saturation.
This one is cool too. As you can see with the photo on paper, it turned our photo the same color tone as the bottom layer... as well as with our paper on paper.
Paper on Paper:
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