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Ivan's picture

Finding the correct layer blending mode

Most of the time when I'm trying to find a specific desired effect I would go through several layer blending modes. This can mean a lot of clicking if done from the tiny drop down menu. I would have to focus to the menu to remember where I was.

blending modes

The fastest and most convenient way to cycle through all the options without touching the drop down menu is by pressing Shift-Alt and + or -. To instantly jump back to normal I'd press Shift-Alt-N (Shift-Option-N). This way I can focus on the image and pay no attention to the drop down menu.

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Mazer's picture

Excellent tip!

Anonymous's picture

You can also cycle through the different modes by pressing Shift and + or - while your layer is selected and you are in the move tool.

Serge Melis's picture

You can do the same thing for cycling through TypeFace's...

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