Adobe Photoshop Blending Modes Explained

Adobe Photoshop offers a variety of blending modes to control the editing of pixels in your images. There are 28 blending options total, not including the default normal blending mode. You can layer images, elements, and opacity changes to make even more variations off of these. We’ll look over a few of these modes to see what exactly they do, and when they would be beneficial to use. Follow along with our designer Chelsea as she goes over the first 4 blend modes in Adobe Photoshop.

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