Overlapped Lighten Layers

Applying the Lighten blending mode to a layer means that the final image shows only those pixels from the blend that are lighter than those of the underlying image. You can use this behavior to overlay copies of an image and produce effects that range from viewing the image through patterned glass to simulating movement.

l In the Layers palette, duplicate the original image layer by dragging the background layer onto the "Create a new layer" icon, or use Ctrl/Cmd-J

2 Use the pull-down blending mode menu in the Layers palette to change the duplicate layer's blending mode to Lighten (alternatively, use the shortcut Alt/Opt-Shift-C) and rename it "Lighten."

3 Select the Move tool (M) and reposition the Lighten layer over the background image

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