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The brush tool has all the same blend modes as layers, but the brush tool includes two additional blend modes:  Behind and Clear.The "Behind" blend mode will apply paint only on transparent pixels in a layer. The "Clear" blend mode turns the pixels you paint on transparent, much like the Eraser tool.

Two Additional Brush Tool Blend Modes: Behind and Clear

The brush tool has all the same blend modes as layers, but the brush tool includes two additional blend modes: Behind and Clear.The "Behind" blend mode will apply paint only on transparent pixels in a layer. The "Clear" blend mode turns the pixels you paint on transparent, much like the Eraser tool.

To reset one or all tools to their default state, select any tool, and right mouse-click (Mac: Control click) on the Tool Preset Picker (the tool icon on the top left in the Options bar) to choose to Reset Tool or Reset All Tools.

Reset Tools To Their Default State

To reset one or all tools to their default state, select any tool, and right mouse-click (Mac: Control click) on the Tool Preset Picker (the tool icon on the top left in the Options bar) to choose to Reset Tool or Reset All Tools.

If you want to lock your guides so you don't accidentally move them, you can press Ctrl Alt (semicolon) (Mac: Command Option semicolon ) or you can go to the View menu and choose Lock Guides.

Lock Guides

To activate the mask on the currently selected layer press Ctrl (Mac: Command ) (This is the same as clicking on the layer mask thumbnail). To activate the layer press Ctrl 2 (Mac: Command is the same as clicking on the layer thumbnail.

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If you have a nice photo of a model, but she or he wasn’t smiling and you want the photo to feature a smiling face, or vice versa, you can use Photoshop to slightly tweak the facial expressions.

Add directional light to images in Photoshop/PSE with Gradual Light free action at EverydayElements via @amandapadgett

Add directional light to images in Photoshop/PSE with Gradual Light free action at EverydayElements via Snelson Padgett

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