glowing, soft-focus effect Photoshop Masking


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Creating a glowing, soft-focus effect

In this exercise I'm going to show you another really great contrast modes filtering effect. That's pretty much the opposite of what we saw in the previous movie. Rather than adding clarity or contrast, we're going to add a kind of glow to the image using Gaussian Blur, and even if you've seen this effect demonstrated before, I have come up with a variation on it, that I think makes it a lot more successful. And with this portrait smart object layer selected, I'm going to turn off High Pass, because we don't want it on for this effect.

Then go up to the Filter menu choose Blur and choose Gaussian Blur, and I'm going to apply a big Radius value of 20 pixels, and then click OK. The next step is to double-click on the slider icon and change the mode from Normal to Overlay, and you can experiment with the other contrast modes if you want to, but I'm going to stick with Overlay, and I'll click OK. Now you can see how that does give the image a kind of bal...

Creating a glowing, soft-focus effect
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Creating a glowing, soft-focus effect provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Advanced Blending

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Design
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