Can someone explain how the blending modes work in photoshop cc with the blur tool and the sharpen tool? I can't understand this, because the blending modes explainations are based on colors, I mean, the "adobe help" explain them like this way "if you have a layer with a color above and a layer with another color below the result is [...]" ..but when I use the blur/sharpen tool I don't have any color above so I can't understand how the bending modes work.
Example: If I have a dark and hard edge in an image, and I want to blur only this dark edge with the blur tool, do I have to use the darken blending mode or the lighten?
I hope I explained myself, thanks!
Picture is worth a thousand words. These were all done with a large brush (the size of the area shown with a few passes to emphasise the effect) and are shown at 100% . It shows how the pixels being blurred are blended with the underlying pixels. Not all are useful - although luminosity does come in handy.
Untouched for blurring: Untouched for sharpening :
Blur - normal: Sharpen Normal :
Blur Darken : Sharpen Darken :
Blur Lighten : Sharpen Lighten:
Blur Hue: Sharpen Hue
Blur Saturation: Sharpen Saturation :
Blur Color : Sharpen Color:
Blur Luminosity: Sharpen Luminosity :
Hope that helps
Thank you so much
I keep open the topic so maybe someone else would like to give other explainations or deepening