Soft focus Photoshop Elements 10


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Soft focus

When a scene evokes a somewhat dreamlike quality, you can often add to that effect with an Ethereal Glow Effect. With this photo of surfers at sunset, for example, I felt that it needed a little bit more of a mystical type of effect to get the mood that I was really after in the photograph. The first step is to create a copy of the background image layer, so that we can apply the effect there. I'll go ahead and drag the thumbnail for the background image layer down to the Create New Layer button, the blank sheet of paper icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.

Doing so will cause a background copy to be created. Anticipating the final result, I'll reduce the Opacity control for that layer at the top right of the Layers panel down to about 50%. Next, from the menu I'll choose Filter > Blur and then Glossy and Blur. This will bring up the Glossy and Blur dialog where I can Blur the image. You'll notice as I pan around the image here, that I'm creating ...

Soft focus
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Soft focus provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Quick Fixes with Photoshop Elements 10

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