Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding an ethereal glow, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
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 type of …effect in the image. Notice that as we blur the image, we …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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