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Chapter 7. Black & White: Photoshop in B... > Calculations Method - Pg. 197

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: The default blend mode for Calculations is Multiply, which makes the combina- tion of channels look darker, and that's fine in some situations, but here it makes the photo look too dark. So, change the Blending pop-up menu from Multiply to Overlay. If the tone looks more balanced, but it's too intense, you can lower the Opacity setting (I lowered it to 90% here). Now, just experiment by trying different combinations of channels and blend modes to see what looks best. Step Four: When you've come up with a combination that looks good to you, go to the Result pop-up menu at the bottom of the dialog