The use of filters can be significantly extended with blending modes. Each filter supports the use of its own blending mode, which allows for very complex combinations of results. Blending modes are both a mystery and a source of great design power. Each blending mode controls how a filter’s results are blended with the image.
Applying a Blending Mode to a Filter.
To access Blending Modes for a filter:
How do blending modes work?
The simple answer is, it depends. Your response is likely, depends on what? Simply put, the effect achieved by blending a filter varies with the contents of the original layer and the filters applied. A blending mode compares the content of two and enacts changes based on the content of both.
Here are the modes supported by Luminar:
NOTE: To get the most from blending modes:
Additional Filter Controls.
If you’d like to take additional control over how filters behave, try these two advanced options. Double click a Slider. If you double-click on any slider name resets the value to the default. In most cases, double-clicking returns it to 0.
Hold the Option Key. If you press and hold the Option key and click on a slider value in the sidebar, moving the cursor to the left and right will let you set the values of the slider with high accuracy. Slider sensitivity is higher than with its normal movement. This allows you to fine-tune to small numeric values.
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