Before & After Examples
The Vivid Light Blend Mode
When used “as is” the Vivid Light Blend Mode is a terrible choice. However, when you know how to control it with Fill, the possibilities for Color Grading are endless.
In the After Image, the Fill was reduced to 15%. I also used a bit of Blend If for the shadow areas, lowered the Opacity, and made a mask for her eyes.
The Hard Mix Blend Mode
Similar to Vivid Light, Hard Mix is a difficult Blend Mode to understand. It will break your image down into an eight color display but looks terrible with any adjustment layer. However, this blend mode will adjust its eight color calculation with the Fill Slider.
Here we reduced the Fill on a Blue Solid Color Overlay to exaggerate the blue of the door while subduing the yellows of the wall.
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