Why are the colors I choose showing up as a different color whenever I am putting that color on top of another?

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Why are the colors I choose showing up as a different color whenever I am putting that color on top of another?

This problem has been going on for awhile. I am in photoshop cs6. When I put a color on an empty layer, but then draw OVER that color with A DIFFERENT color on the SAME LAYER, the new color isn't appearing correctly. It is only when I am drawing the new color onto the same layer as the layer with the other color. It appears a shade lighter or darker than it should be. The brush tool is at 100% opacity, so why is this happening?
Here is an example: I am working on one layer, with a 100% opacity brush. I draw a thick line of a medium-blue color. Then, I choose Yellow, and draw another line crossing the blue line. The part where the blue and yellow intersect isn't yellow like it should be. It is a lighter yellow, ONLY where the two colors intersect.
I am sorry that this is really confusing...I have tried to google this problem, but nothing comes up.
I included a picture to show you what I mean. It is simple, but you will get what I am trying to say. I hope.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Set the Mode on the Tool options bar to "Normal" - you have it set to "Pin Light."
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Isabel Marsh

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Oh wow, thanks!

...The answer was right in the picture I posted. I'll...try to be more observant next time....heh.
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Because you used a blend mode that combines the colors differently (Pin Light in this case).