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  • The effects created by Blending Modes usually appear far too strong until the Opacity Slider is used to reduce the effect.
  • The Fill Slider usually has just the same effect as the Opacity Slider, however, with certain Blending Modes the effect is very different and acts like a strength slider. Here the Opacity Slider can be used in combination with it. This makes many more Blending Modes usable and useful. (Ref).
  • There are also interesting effects when Layer Effects are applied to Text.


  • The following Blending Modes work well with Fill - 
  • Colour Burn
  • Linear Burn
  • Colour Dodge
  • Linear Dodge
  • Vivid Light
  • Linear Light
  • Hard Mix
  • Difference


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