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Blend mode keyboard shortcuts

I never used to use keyboard shortcuts for blend modes. Then about a year or so ago, I realized that the keyboard shortcuts for blend modes are actually very easy. It always involves the Option-Shift (PC: Alt-Shift) keys and then one letter that’s usually the first letter of the blend mode. For example, Option-Shift-M (PC: Alt-Shift-M) is Multiply. The letter O is Overlay. The letter S gets you Screen and so on. It doesn’t work for all of them (F is actually Soft Light) but it’s pretty darn close and since I’ve started using them I work a lot faster.

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  1. Witold 8 October, 2010 at 04:47 Reply

    Hi,
    the fast way to change the layer blend mode (CS4) is to press the shitf key and (+) or (-). You can see, how every blend mode changes the picture. It does’n work by brush tool, stamp, healing brush.
    Best regards,
    Witold

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