Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an abstract bokeh background, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
Here are some suggestions for how to make a bokeh texture that you might use as a background. …And this file begins like this. And the key here is that when we use the …Bokeh Effects in the Blur Gallery, what we find is that the highlight values tend …to blur out very quickly. So we need to tame those highlights …before we apply the effect. So starting here, let me just illustrate …the nature of the problem before we go any further. …I'll convert to Smart Objects. And then if we go to Field Blur, as soon …as I increase the amount of blur and bring up the Light Bokeh, when these …discs start appearing they all too quickly will burn out in these highlight areas.…
So, before we do that, I'm going to come to the Select menu and to Color Range. …I'm now going to make a sand port colors selection. …Clicking on some highlight area, holding down my Shift key to extend that selection. …Anything that looks bright, let's include it in the selection. …So, we end up with a selection that's going to look like that. …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
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