Blending modes FOR Layers and groups
Some blending modes such as Darken/lighten, Darker Color/ Lighter Color, are very useful for integrating elements such as trees over a sky from another layer without having to extract or mask. It should be noted that groups are normally created in Pass Through mode which allows any adjustment layers that aren’t clipped onto a layer to affect any layers below and outside of the group. I often put these groups back to Normal mode which keeps all effects contained within. There is only an overall colour correction folder that I leave in Pass Through mode for the final colour corrections and FX.