As soon as you've dropped the style above the
default layer, a new
layer is created. The Style layers area now
shows the original Default
Layer at the bottom, and a newly added layer
above it, named after the
style you dropped there: Dark Chalk with
Two parameters also are shown, for the
- Layer mixing mode is 'Normal' by default
- Layer opacity is 100% by default
Try for example reducing the opacity. Place
the cursor inside the
value box showing the 100% opacity. It is a
slider that you can drag
and adjust sideways.
With this you can adjust the dominance of this
layer, perhaps to allow
some of the lower image's layer to show through
as well. It can get you
a nice blended mix of both styles.
The prior example shows it at 85% opacity.
Next, below, you see
it's effect with 65% opacity. The scope of the
chalk and pencil style
is clearly reduced, as you're starting to regain
some of the
reflective/metallic original 3D rendered
Here it is a 42% opacity:
And finally here's a look at just 22% opacity,
where only little of the
Chalk and Pencil style remains noticeable.
Finally, there's also that other layer control
parameter: the layer's
blending mode. The default is set to 'Normal',
which means that the
layer acts as an opaque color replacer (still
subject of course to what
the opacity value says).
Notice the many possible values in this menu.
This is a great place to
explore and learn what you can do to your
original picture, whether
it's a photograph, a 3D rendering or other CG
illustrations. So many
different looks and appearances can be obtained
just by changing the
blending mode and opacity of these two layers.