Edit Blending Mode in Photoshop CS6

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    To begin, we should have Photoshop opened.
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    Then, we ought to have either a new document or an existing one opened.
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    As we can see, a document has already been opened in the tutorial.
    At the right-hand side, there are two layers.
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    The "Layer 1" is an added basic shape.
    It is the top layer.
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    At the right-hand side, we should select the layer that we want to edit.
    The selection turns blue.
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    We double-click somewhere on the selected layer line except not on the title.
    If we click the title, Photoshop will offer us to rename the title. Double-clicking the layer line will automatically bring the "Layer Style" window. We'll be automatically in "Blending Options". We'll have some different options to edit with the preview at the right-hand side.
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    We can select "Blend Mode".
    We go through blending modes briefly in other VisiHow videos. Basically, this changes the layer, and it will have quite interesting effects depending on what we are doing. For this, we need another layer or pattern underneath for interesting results. Changing "Blend Mode" will just change color in this video. If we have another layer, in a lot of cases, it will merge with the other layer. We can play around with that.
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    We can change the "Opacity" value as well.
    We can click and drag or click the slider or just type the number at the right-hand side.
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    Then, we move onto "Advanced Blending", where we have "Fill Opacity".
    It is the same as "Opacity".
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    We can select different channels.
    "R" is red, "G" is green, and "B" is blue. Maybe we want to get rid of one of these. Maybe we want only red, green, or blue. Again, this will give very interesting results, depending on what our image looks like. In this video, it is basic.
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    We can click the drop-down menu for the "Knockout" option.
    We can set it to "Shallow", "None", or "Deep". It is recommended to leave it at "None".
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    There are some different options below "Knockout".
    Two of them are checked by default. We can check others as well if we know what the technical side of them would be. It is recommended to leave them as they are.
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    Finally, we click the drop-down menu for "Blend If".
    The options are "Gray", "Green", "Red", or "Blue". Let's click "Green", for example. Again, the image in this tutorial is very basic; so, we cannot really see much output. We can see quite dramatic effects if we have, maybe, a photograph or something.
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    We can change the blending for "This Layer" and "Underlying Layer".
    In this video, the underlying layer is white, so it is quite boring.
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    Once we are satisfied with everything, what we can do is click "OK" in the top right-hand corner to add the changes to the image.
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    We can click "Cancel" just to go back.
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    Actually, we have not done anything that would make the image look different.
    However, we will see, once we play around and experiment a little, that we have quite interesting effects from the blending options.
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