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Today's tutorial can be very useful for example for photo books of marriages, it is a very soft blur, the effect is usually also used within the film to create the’effect flashback” Full of memories not.

We open a nice picture on which we are going to operate. I suggest a picture with subjects and background. In this tutorial I will use a photo that does not fit perfectly effect, however, the result is good.

Duplicate the layer with the tool in the layers tab and apply the filter Softglow” (“Filters” – “Artistic” – “Softglow“) the top layer with the following options.

We reduce the 60% the opacity of the selected layer.

Now select the tool Rubber” and remove everything that we want to leave as in the original photo. In this case remove only the glow covering the faces. Then, selecting the lower level'll adjust levels image (“Colors” – “Levels“) selecting “Auto“.

Here's the final result.

As I said a few lines ago, the effect is very evident in the presence of a good lighting, with the ample white space within the image. In cases like this to become white is especially the skin of the subjects.


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TheJoe · 22 April 2011 at 11:07 AM

ihih.. thanks dave, that kind! 😀

davideatflickr · 22 April 2011 at 10:38 AM

😀 mitico questo tutorial!!!
grande joe 😀

voucher · 23 June 2010 at 4:08 PM

I love the blur .. always that extra bit of magic in the pictures .. especially in landscapes, l'adore! 🙂
Bel tutorial TheJoe e bella foto! 😉
..let's do a little’ photos with hair dryer and light .. ehehehe!

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