Quick Tip-Multiply/Screen Blend Modes

blenderThe Multiply and Screen Blend Modes have opposite effects.

Multiply hides white and shows other colours, Screen, hides black and shows other colours. To make this a little easier to understand the actual impact of the modes consider the following:

start belend illustration An additional layer
Our start page – one half has black text on a white background, the other half a black box. Then we add the colour wheel as a second layer, half covering the text and black box.
image with multiply blend mode screen blend mode overlay
Now we set the Blend Mode to MULTIPLY – and as you can see it hides the whites but shows all the other colours. Now setting the Blend Mode to SCREEN – and as you can see it hides the blacks but shows all the other colours.

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