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An Easy Recipe to Edit Close-Up Portrait Images » MCP Actions. How to Create Soft & Dreamy Photos in Photoshop. Take photos to the next Level by adding a soft and dreamy look – perfect for weddings, engagements and family photos.

How to Create Soft & Dreamy Photos in Photoshop

Use Iris Blur to Draw More Attention to the Subject The soft and dreamy look is done by adding a slight blur to the edges of a photo and adding a soft blur to the Light in a photo. To add a slight blur to the edges of a photo, first start b duplicating the Background layer and converting it into a Smart Object by right-clicking on the thumbnail and selecting ‘Convert To Smart Object” After converting the layer into a smart object, go to ‘Filter – Blur Gallery – Iris Blur’. In this dialog you can choose how much blur you would like applied by sliding the blur slider on the right. Choose a subtle blur around the edges of the photo for the soft dreamy look. How to Make Light Soft & Dreamy After applying an Iris Blur to the photo, it is time to blur just the light.

The preview are will be white on selected areas and black on non-selected areas. How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop. In retouching you see this quite frequently, whether you’re using seamless paper, vinyl, a fabric hanging or a purpose built infinity cove, it’s going to get dirty.

How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop

You have a couple of options, one is to check out some reviews on Amazon for handheld vacuum cleaners and have your assistant scoot around with it between shots. The other more sensible option, which we’ll cover here, is to solve it in post, in this case using Adobe Photoshop. It isn’t difficult of course to clone out the odd scuff mark, but when you have hundreds of dirt marks or creases you need a slightly more heavy duty solution, and simply blurring can bring its own problems. In this case I’ve already tidied up the floor, now it’s time to clean up the background. Image copyright: Simon Newlyn In some cases, a Crop will solve the edge problems, but in the interest of completeness I’m going to cover a method of extending the background over the problem areas when there are shadows and gradients to consider. Not bad right? A Selection Of The Best Photo Manipulation Tutorials. 40 Extravagant Surreal and Fantasy Scenes Photoshop Tutorials. How to Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation.

The idea behind this work was to create a fantasy world.

How to Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation

You will learn how to work with a few images and create a really interesting photo manipulation. I would also like to thank Loredana for working with me on this one. Below is the image you will create in this tutorial.You can view the final image preview below or view a larger version here. Our video editor Gavin Steele has created this series of video tutorials to compliment this text + image tutorial. The first step is to choose the right pictures for your work. The second step is to create a proper background. Now Command-click on both layers and then press Command + E to merge them together. Next you need to add some clouds. Next you need to add some birds on the sky. For this step you will add a moon or maybe you will add two, after all this is a fantasy illustration, and here are some Free Moon Brushes.

Photo Manipulation – Creating a Fantasy Scene. Hi again, so today I’m going to demonstrate a number of techniques used to create the image below.

Photo Manipulation – Creating a Fantasy Scene

This is not a complete walkthrough to create exactly the same image, but you’ll hopefully pick up some useful tips. It is a composition of 4 different photographs. As is normal with Photoshop, there are numerous ways to achieve the same task, so the techniques below are just 1 possible way of going about creating this scene. A scaled down PSD file for this tutorial which covers steps 1 – 7 can be found at the bottom. (Click on the image to see it in full size – n.b. you’ll need a flickr account) The original images used were: (click on an image get the full res version) Open up the mossy wall image into photoshop and resize the image to 1176x 1756, then unlock the layer by double clicking on it in the layer panel (the padlock will then disappear). Open up the pipes image, and paste it in directly under the hue/saturation adjustment layer.

N.B. Next we want to create some shadows. PSD File. 50 Easy Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Fantasy and Horror Art. Imagination is the key to creating Fantasy art.

50 Easy Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Fantasy and Horror Art

It could be a depiction of a magical and mysterious scene, a mythical or supernatural fairy, or even a horrendous blood-soaked fiend. Whatever the ingredients of the fantasy scene, the results are always the same, beautiful, mysterious and thought-provoking. The real beauty is that it could be anything that your imagination can muster. Unlike pure imagination, having the skills and knowing the techniques to reflect your vision on screen or in print needs work. It has to be taught. In this post, we have collected 50 amazing fantasy art and horror tutorials and techniques using Photoshop, the graphic editor of choice for most fantasy artists.