Soft Glow in Photoshop

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Soft Glow







For all my friends who attended the CNPA Annual Meeting and enjoyed Charles Needle’s Soft Glow in camera technique – you may have images in your files that you want to try this on but too late to do it in camera!

It is ideal to do in camera where you can see what the effect is and try a variety of shots, but this may be suitable as an afterthought.

Duplicate your background and change the Blending Mode to combine the two layers… Multiply and Soft Light both work well. Then apply Filter > Gaussian Blur to the top layer.  No rules here… just creative enjoyment.  … You may want to reduce opacity of that layer and/or do a Levels adjustment.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this Susan. Tried it on one of my pictures and was very pleased with the results.

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