Photoshop :: Blend Modes/Merging Layers!

Aug 22, 2008

I'm having a huge issue in designing my up and coming website.

I've numerous layers within my soon to be designed page - however, a few of these layers are set to different blend modes (Overlay, Screen and Lighten).

I need to ensure that these layers remain looking the way they do on my page when they're part of my flattened site, but it's just not working for me. When I flatten all layers, it looks as I want it - however I can't do that, as I will ultimately be using a tiled background layer, and the background layer I'm using now is only as a guide.

how I can merge down a ('Screen', for example) layer, without it losing its screen look?

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Photoshop :: Merging / Flattening Layers With Different Blending Modes?

Feb 4, 2013

I want to be able to take a document, that has multiple layers, inside of multiple groups with various layers having various blending modes applied to them and from within that document, select simply two of those layers, one with a Divide blending mode and the other layer Normal, merge those two layers, but have the visual appearance of the merged layer maintain the visual appearance of what the layers looked like before I merged them.
Everytime I attempt this, Ps takes my Divide layer, reverts it back to Normal and then merges the layers, thus changing the appearance of what it was before the merge. This is not the desired result.
I understand that when you flatten an entire series of layers, it applies all the blending modes and maintains the visual appearance. Is there a way to do this with just two layers instead of all the layers?

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other question.

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I have a problem with the blend modes. I created a logo and i want to use it on a web page. On the sample picture i have created a random logo to show where my problem lies. The logo has a sunburst behind it which has transparent effects on the outside. Also i have made a big dot behind the logo with a soft brush. I have used blend modes - hard light on the logo and overlay on the white brush.

Now the problem is that i want to flatten the logo and the brush. And keep the background separate from that. The background is a tiled image so it would be better to use it on a web page instead of one flat image. But when i flatten the logo and the brush, then the blend mode effects disappear. I cant use the regular opacity because i want the grain to be shown through the sunburst. Also i cant cut out the image because the sunburst is transparent from the edges. So is there any way to flatten the logo and brush separately from the background and still have the blend mode effects to be shown?

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right click on layer > blending options > stroke > blend mode

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I notice that when I convert to CMYK in photoshop I lose the effect of those screen layers, is there anyway I can get those layers to look the same in CMYK without having recreate them from scratch in the CMYK space?
In my illustrator file I have a gradient background and was hoping to bring in these transparent lens flare lighting effects to place over the top of the gradient. I was thinking I might be able to merge the layers in Photoshop but unfortunately I need those screen layers to remain transparent.
I also tried turning the layer to normal 100%, convert to CMYK, placing into my CMYK illustrator file and then changing the layer to screen mode there but its doesnt look the same, its turn transparent like I wanted but it looks like where there is transparency there is a 25% opacity white.

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It would be nice to have the full set of blend modes available to the AXIS tool in the timeline.

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Is this a limitation of the soft effect as opposed to using ACTION or say Blend&Comp nodes?

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How to Apply adjustment layers to multiple layers that have different blending modes  and keep the colors the same as the adjustment done?
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I have 2 adjustment layers up top.  I need to get rid of them by applying them to each layer! I cannot merge any of the layers. We need all those layers for production.I can apply the adjustment layers manually and this works GREAT for all Layers set to normal.  THey take on the colour change just FINE.
However, The issue is that layer 6 and layer 4 are both set to mutiply and this screws up the colour once i apply the adjustment layers to each layer manually...
How can i apply my adjustment layers to a file like this with some layers being set to multiply while keeping the layers exactly the same configuration  and The new colour taking effect exactly how i looks before i apply the adjustment layers? Now the simple solution is to merge the multiply layers to the layer that it affects HOWEVER I NEED those multiply layers to be separate! 

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