Introduction to Translucency and Blending Layers in Photoshop

On this basic video tutorial by Lynda, Adobe expert Deke McClelland demonstrates translucency as one of the benefits of using layers in Photoshop.

McClelland also covers on this video blending layers in Photoshop, showing how to adjust opacity and work with complex effects produced by blend modes (including a very useful way of adding a logo/signature with a dark background in a few clicks using the screen mode) .

If you want a more in-depth look at how to use blending layers, we highly recommend that you watch Jesús Ramirez great video on “Understanding Blending Modes in Photoshop“.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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