Using Blend Modes

Walk through various scenarios for using blend modes to learn realistic and useful use cases.

  • Add texture with blend modes: give text, shape, or background an added layer of life or character
    • Try: Linear Dodge when blending a texture layer and a text layer for a unique visual effect
  • Use blend modes for color grading: improve color of an image or jumpstart color correction
    • Try: Multiply to decrease brightness of the highlights while decreasing darkness of shadows
  • Blend modes can be used to composite picture-in-picture videos
    • Try: Darken to ignore the lighter value and keep the darker values
    • Use Motion Tracking (coming soon!) for bonus precision
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