Sign & Digital Graphics

May '17

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • May 2017 • 37 Figure 1 A/B: Image A shows that Linear Light is applied to an RGB image, while image B applies Linear Light to the same image in Lab mode. Figure 2: The level of opacity is the primary factor that controls the strength of the blended effect. blend modes. The techniques that fol- low demonstrate some of the practical applications and how you can use them to create great looking effects that enhance the visual impact of your image. Identical Content Blending layers with similar content can produce much richer colors and superior contrast, and applying more than one blend mode to a series of con- secutive layers can knock the image out of the park. If the picture lacks contrast and the colors are not up to snuff, this technique will augment the colors and add richness and depth to a not-so-great image (see Figure 4). Figure 3: The categories of blend modes include: Combination, Darken, Lighten, Contrast, Comparative, and Component. Figure 4: This image can be improved. Combination Darken Lighten Contrast Comparative Component A. B.

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