Photoshop In Depth: Blending Modes By Corey Barker

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Blend modes basically mix things up. They are the various methods to combine pixels to enhance, correct, or spice up an image quickly and easily. In this course we will explore each blend mode in the various categories and also discuss what the most commonly used ones are an why.

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Corey Barker


Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web desig...

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  1. Profile photo of Ross Ross

    Despite having read books and watched videos, I have had a mental gap when it came to blend modes. This tutorial explains each set very well, and the tips section gave good practical use cases where one could leverage the blend modes most effectively. Very well done, quick and focused. Thanks Corey!

  2. Profile photo of Brent Brent

    I watched this course in my office at lunchtime, so I had the volume turned down a little lower than I would have at home. As a result, the sound had way too much bass and Corey had a tendency to start loud and then trailing off until I could barely hear him. Again, it’s important to mention, I was listening in my office and needed to have the sound lower than normal. At home, I probably would have never notice that. As for the course, good information!

  3. Profile photo of beamairye beamairye

    Awesome, This was the second course i bought in my quest to learn photoshop the first was Layers. It was a perfect follow up clear and to the point.

  4. Profile photo of Thomas Enslein Thomas Enslein

    I do love the speed of your tutorials. Normally I always all asleep after a couple of minutes. No so in this case….

  5. Profile photo of Sundra Tanakoh Sundra Tanakoh

    This is always a great one to watch every so often in case you are like me who has the memory of a sieve! Easy to follow and excellent examples!!

  6. Profile photo of scottwalter scottwalter

    I just finished this course and all I can say is wow! I had used blend modes before but didn’t really know what I was doing. Now I won’t be guessing which blend modes to use.

    I also learned some other tricks including using the pattern stamp tool to apply textures and making selections with channels.

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