Change Blending Mode in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7

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    To begin, we should have Photoshop open, which we can do by clicking the blue icon with "PS" on it at the bottom of the screen. Then, we can either create a new document, or open an existing one, which we've shown how to do in other videos available on this website. In our demonstration, we already have a document open.
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    On the right-hand side, we have "Layers". The layer that is selected is the one with the dog. There is a very small thumbnail of the layer and whatever the title of the layer is called.
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    Go to the drop down menu where it should say "Normal".
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    Click to bring up the different modes. When you select "Dissolve" or "Darken" for example, it will change depending on the background. We can see at the moment, we have a white background.
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    If we click the eye to hide, or delete it, we will see the difference it makes compared to the background of a museum.
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    Let's just put the dog over the top. We can see this layer is hidden on the right-hand side.
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    We're going to click again to bring up more blending modes.
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    Now when we click through these different options, we can see it kind of uses the background to change the effect. We can go through and get very different effects depending on what it is we're looking for. This is quite interesting as well if we vary what the background is, and also what the foreground image is. We can just go through and play around with those as we'd like.
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    Now, actually when we create a new layer, we have a chance to change the mode as well, but we recommend just changing it on here once we've already got the layer open. This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to change your blending mode in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. If you have any questions, comments or queries, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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