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Blend modes and their mystery
nareshdevineniDate: Wednesday, 2011 Jul 13, 05:50 | Message # 1
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I m not technically sound.Everybody says blend modes are purely technical.I want to learn to these blend modes perfectly sir.Understanding blend modes and predicting output is the strongest desire of every beginner and illustrator.It gives me the power to create beautiful illustrations.Thank you sir smile
 
jaroslavDate: Wednesday, 2011 Jul 20, 03:31 | Message # 2
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You can read the theoretical material following the link: [link]


Now let's see where I am using Blending Modes practically.




Multiply


Multiply - is used to quickly create basic color shades. The object is filled with gradient containing shades of gray. This may be a Gradient Mesh as it is shown in the figure below.



On top of this object, there is created a new object that has the same shape. This object is filled with the basic color.



Now set the Multiply Blending Mode for the top object in the Transparency palette.



As you can see, we do not have to mix colors to get shades of the basic color.




Screen


Screen - black objects become transparent with this Blending Mode.






Darken


Darken – I use it to create transparent shadows on objects.





Lighten


Lighten – I use it (rarely) to lighten the texture.


Other types of Blending Mode are used very rarely, more when experimenting. Here is an example of me using the Color Dodge Blending Mode.



This link can serve as a good example of using multiple layers of the Blending Modes in the layers that lie one on another (link).


 
nareshdevineniDate: Wednesday, 2011 Jul 20, 07:35 | Message # 3
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thank you for much better explanation sir..... i will try this soon and i will post my problems....... thanks again sir.... u have greate patiency smile
 
jaroslavDate: Wednesday, 2011 Jul 20, 07:40 | Message # 4
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