Learn how to creating a Dreamy Glow Effect in Photoshop

Posted on December 5th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Creating a Dreamy Glow Effect in Photoshop does not have to be hard. Today you will be learning how to create a Dreamy Glow effect using Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial will make great use of Filters and Blend Mode properties. If you think this “Dreamy Glow” image below is worth creating in Photoshop, follow this tutorial and share what you think of it by leaving a comment below.

 

Final Result:

 

1. For this tutorial, the image below will serve as background image. You can download this image through this link.

2. Duplicate the background layer. Name this layer as Duplicate 1.

 

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3. Go to: Filter > Artistic Colored pencil and then make the following changes:

4. Then, go to: Filter > Artistic > Rough Pastels and then make the following changes:

5. Now, go to: Filter > Blur >Motion Blur and then make the following changes:

6. Change its Blend Mode from Normal to Screen. 

7. Now duplicate the original background layer once more and ensure that it is on top of Duplicate 1 in the Layer Panel.

Name this new layer as Duplicate 2.

8.  Go to: Filter > Artistic > Colored pencil and then make the following changes:

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9. Then, go to: Filter > Artistic > Rough Pastels and then make the following changes:

10. Now, go to: Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and then make the following changes:

11. Change its Blend Mode from Normal to Screen. 

12. Now create an Adjustment layer and choose Color Lookup.

Then make the following changes:

13. Change the Blend Mode of the adjustment layer from Normal to Linear Dodge. 

14. Select all layers except the background layer and drag these layers down to create a group.

15. Change the Opacity of the group to 73%

16. Now add a Layer Mask to the group.

17. Select Brush tool and carefully apply to the image. Remember that you can change the opacity as according to need.

That’s it, babe.

Final Result:

Voila.

3 Responses

  1. Posted on: 8-14-2013

    Nicceeeeeee man, not only the final result but also the way you teach us through easy steps and clear photos!
    Nixon From Technamize

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