5 Useful Photoshop Effects in 3 Easy Steps
In this fun tutorial Andrea will explain how to create 5 essential effects in 3 easy steps, using basic Photoshop tools. Useful for a range of situations, these effects work best when you don't have time to reach high quality standards. If you work in an agency you know how it goes -- these techniques are lifesavers! Andrea submits the following ...
1. The Bold And The Beautiful Effect
Let's try to replicate the soft and blurry image effect used (and abused) in soap operas, daytime dramas and erotic magazines. I'll call it The Bold And The Beautiful Effect.
Step 1 : Duplicate the picture's layer.
Step 2 : Apply Gaussian Blur.
Step 3 : Set Screen blending mode, possibly reducing Opacity to your liking.
Done! You can puke now. It's a release.
2. Fake Miniature Photography
This pops up here and there. You take a picture of a landscape or a nice city shot. miniature-start
Step 3 : Adjust colors and sharpen the image.
Now it looks like it's a model. Cute!
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