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Blend Modes


Learn how to use layer blend modes to create unique effects

Blend modes overview

Blend Modes allow you to define how you want two layers to blend together. They control how the colors and pixels of one layer interact with the layers below it. Use blend modes to create overlay and background effects on your projects.

On Fable, blend modes are applied at the layer level.

Grid of sample images feature various blend modes

Showcasing each blend mode using a red rectangle composited on top of an image.

There are 26 supported blend modes on Fable:

  • Normal
  • Darken
  • Multiply
  • Color burn
  • Add
  • Lighten
  • Screen
  • Color dodge
  • Overlay
  • Soft light
  • Hard light
  • Difference
  • Exclusion
  • Subtract
  • Divide
  • Linear burn
  • Darker color
  • Lighter color
  • Vivid light
  • Linear light
  • Pin light
  • Hard mix
  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Color
  • Luminosity

How to set layer blend mode

Screenshot of the Fable editor pointing out blend mode controls

With a layer selected, set blend mode by:

  1. Identify the blend mode dropdown on the Inspector. It is under the Layer section.
  2. Select a blend mode.