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Welcome to the home of the step by step creative online tutorial. Here you will find detailed, easy-to-understand steps accompanied by screen shots. These tutorials are liable to be about anything from my current project to something that drove me nuts trying to figure out. It is my hope that the things I can convey here will save you time and frustration.

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A Stroll Down Blend Mode Lane, Pt. 2

Mastering Multiply

Welcome to the second installment of our journey through Photoshop and Elements' blending modes.

This week we'll continue on through the second category of blend modes that begin with Darken. As you might suspect, modes in this group have the potential to darken the underlying image. Convenient naming, that!

This week is all about the Multiply mode. It will indeed make an image appear darker, and my good buddy Ben Willmore says it's handy to think of this mode as actual ink. Here's what it looks like using the blue and orange circles from last week: