A Practical Application of PS Blend Modes
The primary objective of this post is to
Try a new interactive slide-show approach for
Demonstrating post-processing techniques
Orton just happens to be a useful example
Please let me know what you think of the approach
Full screen (click bottom right) recommended
Did you notice the final Orton Image example
It was by Michael Orton from his book
A hyperlink to the book was included on the slide
Open Photoshop and give this a try.
It’s quick & easy
Open the slide show
Mimic what you see
As you step slide-by-slide
Experiment 1st with the opacity of both blend layers
Next, add a duplicate screen layer (& adjust its opacity)
Having two “amplifies” the effect
Then try different blend modes for each layer
The B&W conversion technique chosen makes a difference
If you have Silver Efex Pro try several
Also try several alternatives in PS
Why this visual (emphasis on pictures, not text) tutorial approach?
The viewer gets more out of it
A related piece of advice from this site is -
Throw away your average 40-words/slide presentations and
Redo them with more pictures
Imagine today’s post’s tutorial done primarily in text….
How well do you think you’d recall it in a day or two?
Not as well as this slide show approach, I’ll bet
Coming soon – audio to accompany the slides
One last comment on this new approach -
I prefer it to watching a video
In fact, unless the video is short & to the point
I don’t like video tutorials
It’s probably just me but I can’t sit through
A 15 minute photo-tutorial video
Much less get much out of it
Go to the Brain Rules site and check out
Boredom (after 10 minutes the listener is “gone”)
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