Photoshop: Confused with overlay blend mode result in CMYK

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Please help. I have a gray background, with a plain green box on it. If I do a white overlay at 100% opacity the overlay should be white. Right. For some reason it's yellow. Any ideas? The gold strip should be white on this image.
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Chris Cox

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That is the result of white overlaid with that hue of green in CMYK.

You'd probably find RGB mode a bit more predictable for color.
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Thank you I will give it a shot.
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Ellen Hoil

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Okay I started over with RGB settings. However. the same thing is happening. any ideas?
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This time you're overlaying yellow. If you wanted white, try using white.

And are you really sure you want overlay blend mode? It sounds like you might just want normal blend mode.
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You need a white background layer for the blending to occur.

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I was basically looking to do white over the green and have it fade so the other shape would appear a lighter shade of the green. Now however, I was thinking of using a yellow/gold combination to fade into the green to make a gold/green. Does that make sense. If that would work better as a normal blend than an overlay I can do that.