Reduce file size when applying Blend Mode

The usual way is to double the layer and then apply some of the blending modes. Down side of this method is because duplicated layer doubles file size in Computer memory.
File size when applying blend mode on duplicated layer in Adobe Photoshop
File size when applying blend mode on duplicated layer in Adobe Photoshop
To reduce file size use this trick: choose any of adjustments from ADJUSTMENTS palette which is free of size and then apply blend mode. By the way you can Change Blend Mode from Keyboard in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
File size when applying blend mode on duplicated layer in Adobe Photoshop File size when applying blend mode on adjustment layer in Adobe Photoshop
File size when applying blend mode on adjustment layer in Adobe Photoshop

Reference:
Photoshop / Blending modes
Photoshop / Layer opacity and blending

Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended

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