1 Select the layer that you want to affect.
2 Do one of the following:
• (Photoshop) Double-click a layer thumbnail, choose Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options, or choose Blending Options from the Layers palette menu.
Note: To view blending options for a text layer, choose Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options, or choose Blending Options from the Layers palette menu.
• (ImageReady) Choose Window > Layer Options/Style to display the Layer Options palette. If advanced options are not showing in the Layer Options palette, choose Show Options from the palette menu, or click the Show Options button ^.
3 Specify the scope of blending options:
• Select Blend Interior Effects as Group to apply the blending mode of the layer to layer effects that modify opaque pixels, such as Inner Glow, Satin, Color Overlay, and Gradient Overlay.
• Select Blend Clipped Layers as Group to apply the blending mode of the base layer to all layers in the clipping group. Deselecting this option, which is always selected by default, maintains the original blending mode and appearance of each layer in the group.
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