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Remain flexible by blending from behind (CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6)

Added on Monday 7th of April 2014 06:44 am EST
 

Quick Tip
by Amy Palermo

When you paint or draw with a painting or drawing tool in Photoshop, there’s a blending mode option you may have overlooked. The Behind Blend mode paints on transparent pixels only. So if you have an image with a transparent background like the hamburger in Figure A, you can quickly and easily paint on just the transparent pixels, or in blending mode terms, blend from behind.

To blend from behind:

  1. Select a layer to paint on.
  2. Deselect the Lock Trans...