Thursday, May 5, 2011

giving your photo a gauzy, romantic look

What is more inspiring than new life unfolding?

To produce this gauzy, romantic effect I took the following steps in Photoshop Elements:

* opened selected image in PSE edit screen
* duplicated image
* selected Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur (radius slider to approximately 45)
* added Rita's (Coffeeshop) Layer Mask Action, used soft brush (20%) to remove blur from buds
* Adjustment Layer>Levels>moved dark slider to approx. 30
* used Levels layer mask with soft brush to remove Levels darkness from background
* Adjustment Layer>Levels>Output>moved slider to 45 to add pale, gauzy effect over entire image
* removed a bit of Output effect on buds, using Levels Layer Mask and soft round brush (15%)
* added signature, and watermark for posting

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful capture, thanks for sharing your process!


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