When I apply "screen" to a layer in Photoshop it makes the image disappear and does not apply the effect. Earlier it was just not applying the effect at all but would still be selected as "screen". I uninstalled photoshop and reinstalled. I also cleared and re-set under preferences.
Hi first of allI'm well aware of what a blend mode is and its functionality. In this instance, the screen mode is being used as it intended to "The Screen blend mode works exactly the opposite. With Screen, anything on the layer that's pure black will disappear from view. Anything that's pure white will remain unchanged, and any shade of gray between pure black and pure white will become lighter." So not sure what your mini-rant is about. Further from that, the contents of the original photoshop file I was working in when I first discovered the issue is confidential and I did not want to risk any info being displayed so I opened a new file to mimic the issue I was experiencing. The image I'm trying to apply "Screen" is NOT the bottom layer in my original file.
The article you linked is in no way related to the issue that I'm experiencing. The ONLY thing not working is applying ANY blend mode to ANY layer. Everything else works fine.