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Guide to the Luminosity Blend Mode - Step 4

This Step 4 is the critical one!

Here I’ve fused all the prior open Layers together and then converted them to a black and white (B&W) image using Silver Efx Pro. This utterly brilliant Photoshop plugin allows me to add grit and graininess to the B&W as well as an important vignette.

The addition of a vignette allows me to control the viewer’s area of focus by darkening the periphery of the image - it’s an old process but effective none-the-less.


Now, having made the B&W I blend it with the underlying Layers using the Luminosity Blend Mode at 91%. Suddenly the image pops into life and the story I was looking for is has a "language".
Guide to the Luminosity Blend Mode - Step 4