Blending a Composite Picture of Isis and Nefertiti With a Photo of a Moonlit Night Sky Taken On an iPhone XS Max Using Different Blending Modes

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Blending Modes Described by Mimi:

Dissolve: Nothing is happening? Oh wait! I have to change the opacity. Now the photo resembles watching television in the 90s and 2000s.

Darken: No White.

Multiply: Darken, but creepier.

Color Burn: Darken, but you forgot to replace all the colors that you for some reason, removed.

Linear Burn: Darkens, but also, brightens.

Darker Color: The darker pixel becomes the pixel that matters.

Lighten: No Black.

Screen: Very cool.

Soft Light: Imagine: lighten but softer.

Hard Light: See above.

Linear Light: Hard Light & Burn.

Pin Light: Colors are replaced depending on the percent gray that they are. I use a similar method when cleaning out my refrigerator.

Hard Mix: Colors are literally blended.

Difference: Colors are inversely blended. Anti-blended, if you will.

Exclusion: Difference but less inverse blending and more white.

Subtract: Exclusion but with less white and significantly more black.

Divide: How about instead of using any of these colors, we find a complimentary color to perhaps complement what might have been?

Hue/Saturation/Color/Luminosity: Rather than blending we are going to care only about the psychology of the colors.



I am sure there is something to be said about why our minds gravitate the way that they do. I see Hydrangeas in the clouds. Some people might see methamphetamine. The purpose of art is to teach us about ourselves with the hope that it might teach an onlooker something about himself too.
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