Touch image for a before and after "Mouse Over" effect.
This is one of those tricks most of you already know, but for those who don't, you're gonna love it.
This is a simple trick that will make those light or over saturated images pop. Let's get started.
Open an image you feel needs some help.
Now, duplicate your picture either by dragging it to the "Create New
Layer" icon next to the trash can at the bottom of your Layers Panel
or hitting "Ctrl + J" on the keyboard.
Next we're gonna apply "Gaussian Blur" (Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur)
now set the "Radius" slider to 4.0. Blurry isn't it?
"Normal" to "Overlay." What a difference!
I sometimes adjust the "Opacity" level, and as seen here I set it at 80%.
the light tones lighter and the dark tones darker while softening it.
Sometimes applying a higher percentage of "Gaussian Blur" along with a
higher "Overlay" percentage gives a dreamier effect.
That's it, hope it was fun.
July 08, 2010
Photoshop Tip: Image Pop Blur / Overlay Effect
Posted by Jerry Jones