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v3.5.2 Blending Modes

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When I choose a blending mode such as darken, it looks like I expected it would. Once I merge the two layers, the blending mode seems to be ineffective. This is not just with darken, it is with additive, multiple, etc.

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try making the blending mode the same for every layer you merge. That's worked for me.

Wait, what? I don't think I understand, or it could be because it is late.

My problem is this:

Layer 1

---Blending Mode: Darken

Layer 2

---Blending Mode: Normal

When I merge down the two layers it acts like this:

Layer 1

---Blending Mode: Normal

Layer 2

---Blending Mode: Normal

The top layer totally overwrites the bottom layer, no matter what.

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If you want the blending mode on layer x to remain the same when you merge it with layer y, you've got to keep the blending mode on both layers the same, or you'll lose the effect.

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If you want the blending mode on layer x to remain the same when you merge it with layer y, you've got to keep the blending mode on both layers the same, or you'll lose the effect.

Really, I didn't have to do that with 3.5.1

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Well, I haven't used v3.5.2 for that long(it was released what, yesterday?); perhaps you should speak with rick about this. But, for the whole time I've used PDN, keeping the modes the same always maximizes the effect.

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Well, I haven't used v3.5.2 for that long(it was released what, yesterday?); perhaps you should speak with rick about this. But, for the whole time I've used PDN, keeping the modes the same always maximizes the effect.

Ok good to know :) By the way, how is that nebula tutorial coming?

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Oh yeah, I saw that. I hate to advice the use of this effect, but the polar inversion effect might do something to make the nebula look more nebula like, as in that around a star.

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Can do, Rick. But would you approve of me creating a new thread for this project?

That was my original plan, but I didn't want to get another post locked.

BTW, would you have any advice on mcamp14's problem?

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