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Extracted with blending mode!

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Sometimes you dream about being able to make some seriously nice composite images without spending the rest of the day in Photoshop.

The trick I’ll teach you works best on images that’s black and white. And where you would like to remove all the white or all the black in a image.

Let’s move on and see how it works:

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We got a lovely baby. We have placed a fingerprint image on top of the baby. The fingerprint is black on white background. We will now remove all the white by using a blending mode. Select the fingerprint and set the blend mode to Darken in the layers panel.

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Abracadabra all the white is gone:

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But what if we would like the fingerprint to be white? Then choose the layers. Invert the layer (Ctrl+I / Cmd+I) – in the menusystem: image>adjustments>invert.

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Now we will remove all the black. We use the blending mode Lighten. The result is now more in the line of Nordic Design Style:

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But hey wait a minute! What blending modes do remove black and which removes white?

The ones marked green ignores white.

The ones marked blue ignores black.

That’s the math!

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Now it’s your turn to try it out 🙂

 

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Designer - Photographer - Adobe TrainerGrafisk TroldmandSpecialist i Photoshop, InDesign og Illustrator. Har en baggrund indenfor kunst og marketing. Skrevet bøger og lavet online videoer samt lavet seminarer for Adobe. Når der ikke undervises arbejder jeg med visuelt design på egen tegnestue. Adobe Certified Instructor Adobe Experience Expert