Create a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter Photoshop CS6 Photoshop CS6


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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. Now because I don't want this to be a destructive change, I'm going to right-mouse click on the Background layer and Convert to Smart Object, then under the Filter menu I'll choose Blur and then Gaussian Blur. I want to make sure that the Radius is high; I want to give this a large blur, so let's try amount of 15 and click OK. Obviously that's not doing what I want it to do. What I need is I need to tell the Gaussian Blur Filter to interact with the flower in a different way.

And I know we haven't talked very much about blend modes, but I'm going to use a Blend mode to do this. So in the Layers panel I will double-click on the Blending Options icon and that brings up Blending Options where I can then choose a Blend mode for the filter to interact with the flower. Now to get a nice soft glow one of the options I can select is Screen, but I think that that is glowing a bit too mu...

Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter
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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 CS6 Essential Training

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