Newbie Notes: Inverting Colours
I mentioned in my previous post that I chose a particular shade of green to lift the colours of the Design Seeds palette. So where did I get that particular shade of green that tones so well? I have a trick for that using Blend Modes. In Photoshop, Difference and Exclusion are what’s known as Comparative Modes. Don’t ask me the mathematics behind them – I learned by accident that I could use them to create inverted colours for my swatches. Sometimes one works better than the other. So for the current one, I duplicated the palette layer and changed the Blend Mode to Difference and got just black. Exclusion gave me other options, including a green with a perfect tonal value for contrasting with our palette.