How to Add an Ethereal Glow to Photos Using Photoshop


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Adding an ethereal glow

When you'd like to add a netherial glow or just a softening sort of effect to an image, there's a very simple technique you can use to achieve the result. In this photo, for example, I have a scene that I stumbled upon at the base of a tree, someone had added a fairy princess and some other objects to the tree and I thought it was an interesting scene so I photographed it and I thought it might be more interesting if we add a little bit of a dreamy glow to the image. To create the effect I'll start off by creating a background copy layer, so I'll drag the thumbnail from my background image layer.

Down to the Create New Layer button at the bottom of the layers panel. I'll then go to the Filter menu, and choose Blur, followed by Gaussian blur, and I'll just apply a very basic blur effect to the image. I'll use a relatively small radius. I don't need a very strong effect. I just need enough of a blur, that I can create a little bit of a halo typ...

Adding an ethereal glow
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Adding an ethereal glow provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Creative Effects and Filters

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