Quadratic

New in version 4.2.

The quadratic blending modes are a set of modes intended to give various effects when adding light zones or overlaying shiny objects.

Freeze

The freeze blending mode. Inversion of the reflect blending mode.

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Left: Normal. Right: Freeze.

Freeze-Reflect

Mix of Freeze and Reflect blend mode.

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Left: Normal. Right: Freeze-Reflect.

Glow

Reflect Blend Mode with source and destination layers swapped.

../../_images/Blending_modes_Q_Glow_Light_blue_and_Orange.png

Left: Normal. Right: Glow.

Glow-Heat

Mix of Glow and Heat blend mode.

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Left: Normal. Right: Glow_Heat.

Heat

The Heat Blend Mode. Inversion of the Glow Blend Mode.

../../_images/Blending_modes_Q_Heat_Light_blue_and_Orange.png

Left: Normal. Right: Heat.

Heat-Glow

Mix of Heat, and Glow blending mode.

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Left: Normal. Right: Heat-Glow.

Heat-Glow and Freeze-Reflect Hybrid

Mix of the continuous quadratic blending modes. Very similar to overlay, and sometimes provides better result than overlay.

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Left: Normal. Right: Heat-Glow and Freeze-Reflect Hybrid.

Reflect

Reflect is essentially Color Dodge Blending mode with quadratic falloff.

../../_images/Blending_modes_Q_Reflect_Light_blue_and_Orange.png

Left: Normal. Right: Reflect.

Reflect-Freeze

Mix of Reflect and Freeze blend mode.

../../_images/Blending_modes_Q_Reflect_Freeze_Light_blue_and_Orange.png

Left: Normal. Right: Reflect-Freeze.