There are a TON of different blending modes in Photoshop, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by them all..
Color, color dodge, overlay, multiply, lighten...
..What does each one do?
....Which one should I use??
......What the hell does "color dodge" even mean?!?
But here's the thing: while every blending mode has it's uses, you only really need to master a handful for digital painting.
So in this quick tutorial, I'll show you my top 3 favourite modes I use to add color to my digital paintings: