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Old 04 April 2008   #1
Help with the color blend mode

I was working on my Dominance War concept in B&W and wanted to throw on some quick colors for a color concept. I made a new layer on top of everything and changed its blend mode to color. I thought that the color blend mode was supposed to preserve the underlying grayscale perfectly and show only the hue and saturation of the colors in that layer...but that's not what I'm getting. (I've noticed this before too in the few other paintings I've started in B&W, but it didn't seem to be quite as bad...) Am I doing something wrong? Missing something? It seems especially pronounced where the red color is... Thanks in advance for any suggestions/tips.

The original B&W:

With color:

The actual colors used (color blend mode --> normal mode):

The new B&W:
kagami noir ~The Art of Amber "geikou" Chen
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Old 04 April 2008   #2
Yep... if you read the documentation, the Color blending mode has to work like you described : doesn't change the luminosity ( greyscale ).
But it does, depends of the luminosity of the color ( ie. your "bright red" )

I really don't know why...
bug? or erroneous doc ?
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Old 04 April 2008   #3
Aw, so it's like that for everyone? Well, I guess it's good that it's not that I'm doing something wrong, but bad that it doesn't work properly! -_- Thanks for the info, though.
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Old 04 April 2008   #4
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