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Using Blend Modes With Adjustment Layers 
by Scott Valentine

This month, let’s take a little trip into the “Hey, that’s neat!” category of image adjustments in Photoshop. If you don’t already know, you can change the blend mode of an adjustment layer to double up on its utility and power. Classic examples use Multiply, Screen, Overlay, or Soft Light to enhance contrast or brighten a dull photo. Normally, you’d use these with a Curves adjustment layer and fiddle with Opacity values to dial in your results. This technique ought to be in your bag of tricks, and it’s often used for advanced dodge-and-burn methods.

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