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Blend Mode Flatten ?

Advocate ,
Feb 26, 2017 Feb 26, 2017

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Is it possible to flatten a shape which has a blend mode applied to the shape ?

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 28, 2017 Feb 28, 2017
Lets says you have Gradient set to overlay Placed image underneath the gradientYou need to select both items and flatten transparency. The result will be one bitmapped image, but will look the same as the 2 separate items previously. The blending mode will be gone, as it was calculated into the bitmapped image with the flatten transparency command.

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Feb 26, 2017 Feb 26, 2017

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Hi StrongBeaver,

Are you able to provide a visual/screenshot?

Thanks,

Sim

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Feb 26, 2017 Feb 26, 2017

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In the first image, the layer is placed on top of the white shape. 

The second image, the same image the blend mode is set to overlay.  I'd like to flatten the layer with the blend mode overlay to get the same results as does the blend mode overlay ?

RegBlend.pngRegBlend_Overlay.png

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Feb 27, 2017 Feb 27, 2017

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Object >> flatten transparency, check preserve alpha transparency

When you fleet that turns the transparent item into a bitmap. The overlay blending mode is uses in the calculation, but the result will not have a blending mode after this is done, as the resulting bitmap created used the overlay to calculate the result.

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Feb 27, 2017 Feb 27, 2017

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I tried that technique, I thought there may be something I may have skipped on; turns out I'll have to use opacity masks to somewhat mimic that of a blend mode.

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Feb 27, 2017 Feb 27, 2017

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You  lost me even though you showed a screenshot. If you check this, your result should capture the transparency and no need for an opacity mask, but then I might not be thinking like a beaver today and misunderstanding your needs..

Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 9.13.25 AM.png

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Feb 27, 2017 Feb 27, 2017

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@Mike Gondek2 - That is the option I toggled on when flattening the transparency for a layer with a blend mode but the results were not what I was hoping for, as the blend mode wasn't preserved. I thank you for the help

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Feb 27, 2017 Feb 27, 2017

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Did you select the item underneath the bending mode is blending with?

If you unlock  and select all this should work.

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Feb 27, 2017 Feb 27, 2017

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I don't understand ?

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Feb 28, 2017 Feb 28, 2017

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Lets says you have

  1. Gradient set to overlay
  2. Placed image underneath the gradient

You need to select both items and flatten transparency. The result will be one bitmapped image, but will look the same as the 2 separate items previously. The blending mode will be gone, as it was calculated into the bitmapped image with the flatten transparency command.

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Mar 01, 2017 Mar 01, 2017

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Thank you, that technique worked great.  I was doing thing in just the wrong order.

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Mar 01, 2017 Mar 01, 2017

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Glad that helped. For my part you are welcome.

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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this images guide is helpful to me. im blending 2 object but ther are not smooth. im adjust follow this method its work for meScreenshot 2021-10-20 150614.png

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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This topic is about blend modes (Multiply, Screen etc.), not blending between two shapes.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2020 Mar 03, 2020

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If the final result still needs to be printed at 200% is the "bitmapped" outcome of this a problem? By "bitmapped" I assume you mean its been converted to a "raster" "pixelled" image instead of vector artwork?

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