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Chapter 12. Enhancement > Special Filter Effects

Special Filter Effects

Now we've made it through all the blending modes and are ready to move on to other nifty Photoshop features. To be honest, you can never really be “done” with blending modes. I learn something new about them almost every time I play with them. The more you use them, the more comfortable you'll get. So, keep playing and let me know when you come up with a new use for one of these modes. You can also find out what I've been doing with blending modes by checking out my Web site at www.digitalmastery.com. Whenever someone gives me a new idea, or I've got a new technique, that's the first place it goes.

You'll find the Blending Modes menu in so many places in Photoshop (painting tools, Edit > Fill, etc.) that it's often difficult to know which menu to use. An easy way of approaching this is to ask yourself if you want to affect all the underlying layers, or just the active layer. If the answer is “all the layers,” then you'll have to use the menu attached to a layer. If the answer is “just the active layer,” then you can grab the blending modes menu from anywhere in Photoshop.


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