Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tip Tuesday - Blend Modes

I've been all over playing with Blend Modes lately, so today's tip has to do with using Blend Modes.

All blend modes have their own keyboard shortcut. They all begin with Option (Mac)/ Alt (Win) + Shift + a letter - most often the letter is the first letter of the name, N = Normal, M = Multiple, O = Overlay etc.

If you want to quickly cycle through the painting tool’s blend modes, hold the Shift key and hit the “+” (plus) or “-” (minus) to move forward or backwards.

If you'd like to cycle like this thru the Layer Blend Modes, use the same shortcut - BUT - don't havea painting tool selected.

See you tomorrow,

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