Chris & Trish Meyer's series of tips, tricks, gotchas, factoids, and shortcuts continues with tips on layers in CMG Hidden Gems: Chapter 9 – Blending Modes. This edition also has a video tip on tinting with solids or gradients and modes. Here's some additional resources on blending modes...
- In AE Help: Work with layer blending modes and Exclude channels from blending.
- Tutorials with good info on modes in Photoshop are numerous. Deke's Photoshop Top 40, Feature #11: Opacity and Blend Modes (a video overview) is good, and Mastering Photoshop’s Blending Modes by Richard Harrington is succinct (there are others also on Tip Squirrel). Also, Adobe's Julieanne Kost had a series of recent posts on blend modes in Photoshop.
- Chris Meyer also looked at Blend Modes in Adobe Premiere Pro and earlier, Composite Modes in Final Cut Pro.
- Blend Modes on Collapsed Layers via the AE team from Motionworks.
- Mark Christiansen has a tip on Linear Blending at Any Color Depth in After Effects.
- Subtract and Divide blend modes were added to After Effects CS5; Todd Kopriva noted related tutorials. Ben Rollason showed how to emulate these modes in AE CS4 in Subtract and Divide Blending Modes in AE CS4.
- Here's a sample tutorial on blending modes from After Effects CS5: Learn by Video by Angie Taylor and Todd Kopriva, courtesy of Peachpit (this embed may behave better on Firefox than Chrome):
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