Category: Magazines

Creating a High-Key Portrait Effect
by Lesa Snider

Since CMYK channels represent ink rather than light, the grayscale information you see in your Channels panel represents the opposite of what it does in RGB mode. In CMYK mode, black indicates color at full strength and white indicates color at its weakest. Even if you’re not sending your image to a professional printing press, you can still have some fun in CMYK mode!

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Hard Mix Tricks
by Scott Valentine

When you think of useful blending modes, I’m going to bet that Hard Mix doesn’t show up at the top of your list. At first glance, it looks like a one-trick wonder, useful mostly for creating quirky pop art. Of course, there’s more to it than meets the eye, so let’s see what there is to discover about this underappreciated Photoshop tool.

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