Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We'll begin with the Normal modes and work our way through many, but not all, of the Layer Modes available on the latest (at the time I write this) version of GIMP, 2.10.20.
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Comment #1 posted on 2021-08-12T00:41:35Z by bjb
Thanks for your series on GIMP, I've always found it hard to use and I think this is going to clear up some of my issues. In this episode - I'm thankful to learn that layers have "modes", I didn't know that. I think that's my main problem with GIMP - it has functionality I don't know about, and sometimes I end up in these other modes and all the commands do unexpected-to-me things in those modes. So now I know to watch out for these layer modes. I'll have to try it out!
Comment #2 posted on 2021-08-12T22:20:53Z by Kevin O'Brien
You are most welcome
I'm glad you are finding this helpful. I can recall a time when I was totally confused about GIMP, and would look for some other program to use. Then I decided to dig in and figure it out, and now I wonder why more people don't use GIMP since it is so powerful. But like all powerful tools, it does take time to learn.
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