This is part 12 of the Photoshop quick tip series where you will learn how to quickly cycle through the blend modes on the layers panel.
The blend modes on the Layers panel can normally be changed by clicking on the drop down menu and selecting an individual blend mode. Below is an example of where the blend modes are located.
There is a quick method of cycling through the different blend modes using keyboard shortcuts. By holding down the Shift key, you then either select the + (plus) or the – (minus) key to change to a different blend mode.
Note that if your blending mode is highlighted as shown below. You will not be able to use the shortcut keys. To remove the highlighted blend mode, you simply click any where on the Photoshop background.