This is a quick and dirty way to create a bit more “umph” in a tutorial. What I mean by umph is to give the photo a bit more kick. You’ll see what I mean once you’ve completed the tutorial.
3 steps to a photography with a bit more “umph”
Start out by finding a photo of something or someone, and open it up in photoshop, name the layer of the image Original. I chose a photograph of a flower which I took this summer. I used this photograph in the “Reflection tutorial” aswell. And before creating that tutorial I used the technique I’m going to show you in this tutorial.
Now duplicate the Original layer by rightclicking the layer and pressing “Duplicate layer” in the dialog box (for a more extensive explanation on how to duplicate a layer check out my other tutorial “Reflection tutorial”), rename the layer to “Overlay”. Set the duplicate layer’s blending mode to “Overlay” by selecting the layer and choose “Overlay” from the drop-down menu.
The image now looks like this. The image gets stronger colors and looks a bit better.
Now select the Overlay layer and go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian blur
I set my Radius to 3,0. You can play with this setting until you get a desired effect. If you want to see what the effect looks like right away you can check the “Preview” check-button.
The tutorial is a REALLY quick N Dirty way to go from “Dull” to “Exciting” with a image. This is not really a good way to work with images, but it’s a cool way to give the image a more exciting look or even “dreamy” look when you want to do it fast.
Hope you liked it!
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