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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. 4

Creating a collage with Linear Burn

Welcome to the fourth installment of our journey through the blending modes founds in both Photoshop and Elements. Though we're still trudging through the second category of modes which all darken the overall image, I think you'll find Linear Burn to be one of the most useful. That is, if you're interested in creating some really trendy, funkified collages. Linear Burn produces an effect that looks a lot like Multiply, though darker, and more saturated (brighter). It's also similar to Color Burn, though the end effect won't be as high contrast.