In Chapter 3, Utilizing Layers and Layer Groups, we started a landscape painting, grouping our composition into foreground, midground, and background layer groups. We then discussed the naming conventions and management of our layer group structure to set ourselves up for success "later in the book." Congratulations! We've made it to this fabled "later in the book" portion for our landscape painting!
In this chapter, we will be covering layer blending modes, their uses, popular techniques, and getting our hands dirty with a little more hands-on painting. We will be bringing in a rough photographic reference for our painting and adding some color tones. The structure of this chapter will be as follows:
- Understanding layer modes
- Evaluating reference material
- Bashing our reference
- Splashing in color
This chapter is going to give us a ton of progress on our landscape, and, hopefully, simplify...