chapter  6
Exploring Layer Modes
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Layer Mode Behavior Layer blending modes can be a creative or practical tool for combining and enhancing images and layer content. However, as the misunderstood halfsister of Styles and Filters, Modes proff er little more to most users than a means for experimentation. Like winery visitors lining up at the tasting bar after a tour, users swish and sample anything that gets poured in a glass, hoping something will stand out to their palette — and then spit out what doesn’t. Here, too, experimentation can be fun, but better understanding of the modes and what they do can turn fruitless experimentation into selective choice.