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Image blend and Canvas blend

Memento Pro offers two types of blending modes - Image blend and Canvas blend.

Using these tools can eliminate the need to return your photos to your image editor, as you can apply effects non-destructively to the photos as they appear on your canvas.

Image Blend

Select an image, then click on the Image Filter icon.

Click More Options if required to expose the rest of the options in this area.

Scroll to the bottom of the Image effects list to find Image Blend.
Click on the V to scroll through the list of available blending effects.
Image blend will affect the selected image frame, acting as if the image was interacting with a copy of itself.

Use Image blend to darken, lighten, play with contrast, or achieve other effects without interacting with the image content behind the selected image. 

Canvas blend

Select an image, then click on the General Image Attributes icon.

Canvas blend options are available in a dropdown.
Canvas blend affects the selected image by causing it to interact with the layer below it.

This includes the canvas and other images underneath the selected image.

Use Canvas blend to cause textures, colors and contrasts from image content below the selected image to interact with the image. 

Blending modes can be arranged into seven different categories:

  • Darken modes:  Darken, multiply, color burn, linear burn, darker color
  • Lighten modes: Lighten, screen, color dodge, linear dodge, lighter color
  • Contrast modes; Overlay, soft light, hard light, vivid light, linear light, pin light, hard mix
  • Comparative modes: Difference, exclusion
  • Color/tint modes: Hue, saturation, color, luminosity
  • Calculation modes: Average, add, subtract, negation, divide
  • Creative modes: Reflect, phoenix, glow

Each category indicates how the top layer of the selection will interact with the bottom layer. For instance, in Darken modes, a comparison between dark and light pixels is made, and then a particular calculation is applied to determine how differences in the pixels (relative to color channels, contrasting edges, etc) will be displayed. 

For detailed information on how blending modes work, consult the following useful online article.

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