Monday, August 8, 2011

Titles and Blending Modes - Technique Tuesday

I will admit it...I have a "thing" for anything that involves the word "blending". This would include "Blending Modes". When I am working on a page, I spend most of my time playing with blending modes. When I place something on a page, I will often think to myself...I wonder what it would look like in this blending mode and then twenty minutes later, I find myself still flipping between them.

I just created this page and I had so much fun playing with blending modes not only on the photo itself but also on the title. Who says that blending is only for pictures? I wanted to show you how different the word "ENJOY" looks using the different modes.

This is the final page and I used "hard light" on it...."hard light" happens to be my favorite blending mode...I just love how it makes the item or photo stand out more.

Here is the page using "overlay". I like the transparent look but the title just didn't pop enough against the background.

Here is the title using "multiply". I think it would be safe to say that I "multiply" comes in second place to "hard light" in my book. I use it a lot.

When I began this page, this is what it looked like without a blending mode. I liked it but I wanted the title to become part of the actual photo.

Next time you are playing with titles, don't just keep switching the alpha that you are using. Try playing around with the blending modes to see if you can achieve the look that you desire. I promise you will have fun trying them all out..

I hope you found this helpful. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to hear more about your blending class, I would love to learn some tricks from you!!!! Love the page and your explanations!!!