Exingo 2012-04-29 05:51:52
Is there a way to apply multiple layer styles such as “Darken” and “Multiply” to a single image? Do you have to create multiple duplicate layers? What is the best way to do this?
Yrbkmgr 2012-04-29 23:12:22
You mean blend modes, not layer styles. There’s the hard way, and the easy way – I only know the hard way.
Here’s what you do.
You have a base layer. You add an adjustment layer or put another layer on top of it – let’s just say “adjustment layer” for the sake of clarity, but realize it can be any layer on top of the base.
Change the blend mode to Multiply. There are a couple of ways to do the next step, here’s an easy one. Edit|Copy Merged; Paste. You have copied everything that’s visible into the clipboard and pasted it as a new layer – a “composite” if you will.
Add your next layer, or copy the previous one you used (your call) and put that above the “composite”, change blend mode to Darken.
Repeat as necessary.