Blending mode controls how the layer interacts with other layers. For example, the blending mode "multiply" looks at the color of your layer and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result is always a darker color. Multiplying with black results in black, multiplying with white leaves the color unchanged.
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doesn't work, if other elements in the picture are for example white as well... got a mountain with a bit of snow on the top and a rather white sky, which i wanted to replace...
any idea how to do that?
[quote - purplepony] doesn't work, if other elements in the picture are for example white as well...[/quote]
What you want to do then is use a layer mask to remove parts of the sky that's not supposed to be showing up (like on the snow covered mountain).
That really works well when the original sky has no features. I tried to replace a dull sky with some blotches of blue with a new, more vibrant sky using this method. The blotches of blue showed through when I applied the layer mask - even though they had appeared to be selected in the 'select colour range' process. Where did I go wrong?
I have Photoshop Elements 11 for Windows (not listed in the sign-up) Would like the location of the Gradient tool mentioned for Windows platform. Otherwise this was very helpful and I will use the tips regularly. Thank you.
Very much a newbie at Photoshop but found this Excellent - very concise instructions However my copy of the sky is always much smaller than required. Obviously making a booboo somewhere. Any advice much appreciated.