Photoshop: Blending Mode / Mischmodus!

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Adobe Photoshop Tip > BLENDING MODE: I love to use Blending Modes in my layers, as shown in the Illustration below. I first go under MENU > LAYERS > and select a different Blending Mode for the layer. With this method, I can apply different transparencies to my layers and work non-destructive.

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Deutsche Version:
Adobe Photoshop Tipp > MISCHMODUS: Ich benutze gerne den Mischmodus in Photoshop – wie bei der Illustration oben. Dazu gehe ich unter MENU > EBENEN > und stelle einen anderen Mischmodus für die Ebene ein. Mit dieser Methode arbeite ich nicht-Destruktiv, und kann somit jederzeit eine Transparenz nach Wunsch verändern.

Mischmodus

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Courtesy of Illustration Source

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Miriam Selmi Reed is represented by Illustration Source, New York City. Portfolio and contact: Illustration Source NYC

Illustration technique: watercolor, acrylic and pencil combined with digital mixed media using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.Copyright by Illustration Source, New York City.

Illustrations-Technik: Aquarell, Acryl mit Farbstift, gemischt mit Adobe Photoshop und Illustrator. Copyright by Illustration Source, New York City.

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Today’s Topic: TRANSPARENCY

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Photoshop Tipp > BLENDING MODE: I love to use Blending Modes in my layers, as shown on my Illustration below. I first go under MENU > LAYERS > and select a different Blending Mode for the layer. With this method, I can apply different transparencies to my layers and work non-destructive.

Blendingmode

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Photoshop Tip > MISCHMODUS: Ich benutze gerne den Mischmodus in Photoshop – wie bei meiner Illustration unten. Dazu gehe ich unter MENU > EBENEN > und stelle einen anderen Mischmodus für die Ebene ein. Mit dieser Methode arbeite ich nicht-Destruktiv, und kann somit jederzeit eine Transparenz löschen oder nach Wunsch verändern.

Mischmodus

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Miriam Selmi Reed represented and licensed by Illustration Source - Courtesy of Illustration Source

Miriam Selmi Reed represented and licensed by Illustration Source – Courtesy of Illustration Source

View the artists’s homage on the topic: TRANSPARENCY

Miriam Selmi Reed is represented by Illustration Source, New York City. Portfolio and contact: Illustration Source NYC

Illustration technique: watercolor, acrylic and pencil combined with digital mixed media using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.Copyright by Illustration Source, New York City.

Illustrations-Technik: Aquarell, Acryl mit Farbstift, gemischt mit Adobe Photoshop und Illustrator. Copyright by Illustration Source, New York City.

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Indesign & Illustrator: Layers/Ebenen-Trick

Tutorial in English and German / Anleitung in Deutsch und Englisch

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TIP OF THE WEEK: InDesign & illustrator: How to move an object from one layer to another

Here is a cool Tutorial to check out first before we begin: How to work with layers in Adobe Indesign

A lot of my students have been asking about layer-basics:
1. Place one object on to the bottom layer
2. Create an additional layer

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3. Select the object with the Selection-Tool on the bottom layer and move the small square from the bottom to the top layer. The layer structure remains the same; it is just the object which moves from one layer to the other!

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TIPP DER WOCHE: InDesign & Illustrator: Wie man ein Objekt von einer Ebene in die andere verschieben kann

Hier ist ein cooles Tutorial über Ebenen in Indesign bevor wir beginnen: Wie man mit Ebenen im Indesign arbeitet

Viele meiner Studenten wünschen Basiskenntnisse über Ebenen:
1. Platzieren Sie ein Objekt auf der unteren Ebene
2. Erstellen Sie eine neue zweite Ebene

Ebenen

3. Wählen Sie mit dem Auswahl-Werkzeug das Objekt auf der unteren Ebene an und ziehen das kleine farbige Quadrat auf die obere Ebene. Die Anordnung der Ebenen bleibt gleich; nur das Objekt bewegt sich von einer Ebene zur anderen!

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Tutorial / Anleitung: How to draw with Illustrator CC / Wie man mit Illustrator CC zeichnet

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Copyright by SIS New York City - Courtesy of Illustration Source, NYC

Copyright by SIS New York City – Courtesy of Illustration Source, NYC

Miriam Selmi Reed is represented by Illustration Source, New York City. Portfolio and contact: Featured Artist Miriam Selmi Reed

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Miriam worked in Zurich as a designer/illustrator in both full-time and freelance positions for advertising agencies such as Wirz BBDO and McCann Erickson. After that, she came to the United States to work for Disney on the new Disneyland Tokyo theme park designs. Miriam then went on to work with Cinesite/Kodak, the Hollywood special effects company, as staff illustrator/concept artist for various feature film projects.

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Tutorial / Anleitung: How to use transparent layers in Photoshop / Wie man mit transparenten Ebenen in Photoshop arbeitet

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Today’s concept: BOO !

Courtesy of Illustration Source

Courtesy of Illustration Source

View the artists’s homage on the topic: Boooo!…

Miriam Selmi Reed is represented by Illustration Source, New York City. Portfolio and contact: Illustration Source NYC

Illustration technique: Charcoal, acrylic and pencil combined with digital mixed media using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.Copyright by Illustration Source, New York City.

Illustrations-Technik: Kreide, Acryl mit Farbstift, gemischt Adobe Photoshop und Illustrator. Copyright by Illustration Source, New York City.

Photoshop CS6: Clipping mask and adjustment layer option

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TIP OF THE WEEK: Clipping mask in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Step 1: Open your image in Photoshop CS 6 and add on “Posterize” in your adjustment layer.
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Step 2: add on some bold, large Text.
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Step 3: Duplicate your image, move that layer on top and select “Create Clipping Mask”.
To adjust the effect, we selected “Pin Light” from the layer blending mode.
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and here is the result:
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