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Re: digital negative possibilities for gum

While we're listing our favorite blending modes, I'm a big fan of Darken
and Overlay.  :)

I agree to some extent that you don't need to know exactly what each mode
does.  However, I'm willing to bet that having a good understanding of
blending modes will drastically improve your Photoshop work.  Once you
know what's happening under the hood, you can make adjustments to your
image according to your choice of blending mode, and not the other way
around.  This, in my experience, makes a huge difference.

Camden Hardy


On Sat, October 21, 2006 2:16 pm, Ender100@aol.com wrote:
> Keith,
> I agree—I forgot to confirm that I use soft light mode too.
> Mark
> In a message dated 10/21/06 1:37:59 PM, Keith@GumPhoto.com writes:
>> I'm not sure if my comment regarding the Soft Light effects and noise is
>> actually cogent to this discussion of bitmaps and whatnot.  Maybe
>> not.
>> But adding a filter effect, such as Noise is like putting a window
>> screen in front
>> of the image.  It just Sits There and calls attention to itself.  With
>> Soft
>> Light, the noise is imbedded into the image, and yes - it just looks
>> natural.
> Best Wishes,
> Mark Nelson
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