Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Adding Bokeh

Spent some time at our local Botanical Garden yesterday to get in some of the last few blooms of the season. They are fading fast, but hopefully to be replaced by some fall colors soon.

Thought I'd try something new and give a quick tutorial on how to create the effect on this photo.

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I use Photoshop CS5 to create all my textured photos. First I bring my RAW files into Adobe Camera Raw and adjust for exposure, contrast, and sharpness. Opening the file into Photoshop, I then add my textures. In the above photo, I added a bokeh layer set to Screen at 78% opacity and then a second texture layer by Distressed Jewel set to Soft Light at 58% opacity. I then ran an action from Paint the Moon's Photoshop Elements Set, Fresh Wonderland, called Candy Light Pop adjusting layers to desired look. If you'd like more information on using textures and actions, visit Rita at The Coffeeshop Blog. She's got awesome tutorials, as well, as lots of freebies.

To download your free bokeh layer, visit here. I'd love to see what you create, send a photo to Facebook. While there, please like our page. Thanks for stopping by.

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