Photoshop Effects Tutorial Contrasting Blend Modes, Pin Light, Hard Light, Linear Light


This is part 2 of the Blending Modes discussion posted earlier today.  Whereas that post discussed the Darkening Blend Modes, this post will discuss the Contrasting Blend Modes.  In the first example, the sky layer was Blended in the Pin Light Mode.  It is interesting to note that the sky is lightened everywhere in this mode–not merely where the layers overlap. To illustrate that point, I am posting an image of the sky alone–completely separate from any blending action.  The examples follow the image of the sky.



Second Example is with the Hard Light Blending Mode.


The third example is with the Linear Light Blend Mode:



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