Create a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter Photoshop CC


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Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter

A fast and easy way to give an image a soft glow is to use the Gaussian Blur filter. So to make this a nondestructive filter I'll use the context sensitive menus, in the Layers panel I'll right mouse click if I'm on Windows or I can Control click if I'm on Mac and choose Convert to Smart Object. Then I'll select the Filter menu and choose Blur and then Gaussian blur. I'm going to decrease the radius here. I want to bring it down to somewhere around ten, and then click OK. But this is not the effect that I'm after.

I don't want it to just be blurred. I want it to give a nice, soft glow. So I need to change the blend mode. Now, I know we haven't talked very much about blend modes, and I don't actually want to change the blend mode of the layer, what I want to do instead is change the blend mode of the filter. So, to the right of the filter name there's a small icon that I can double-click and that will bring up my blending options. ...

Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter
Video duration: 3m 23s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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