Creating a diffused contrast glow effect with Overlay


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Creating a diffused contrast glow effect with Overlay

One of my favorite times of the year and favorite places to be in Seattle is spring time, specifically the cherry- blossoms on the University of Washington campus. This is a shot of one of those trees up close, and the problem though is that the image doesn't quite capture the intensity and warmth of those particular cherry tree blossoms. So, I want to boost the contrast and make those colors pop, and really make this image look a little bit more dynamic. Now, of course, there are lots of different ways to do that. You can use Curves, and Levels, and Hue/ Saturation, and all sorts of different adjustment layers to improve the overall color and tonal quality of this image, but I want to teach you a way to use blending modes to do this.

So, to begin, we're going to go ahead and duplicate this layer. We're going to go ahead and just drag it down to the New layer icon in the Layers panel, or I can do Command or Ctrl+J to call it Background copy. I'm going to go ahead and double...

Creating a diffused contrast glow effect with Overlay
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Creating a diffused contrast glow effect with Overlay provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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