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    Default How to ps such photos with dreamy effect?

    I like the soft, dreamy effect and pastel colors of these pics, can anyone share how to create such effect in ps?

    Thanks!!

    http://www.pbase.com/zippo/emotionsbymonique

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    Default Re: How to ps such photos with dreamy effect?

    probably a layer mask with some gaussian blur in the background.

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    Default Re: How to ps such photos with dreamy effect?

    If you are a purist you can use a multi exposure cam and shoot 1 exposure in focus and the other slightly out of focus, no ps needed.

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    Default Re: How to ps such photos with dreamy effect?

    1. Open photoshop
    2. Open an image
    3. From the layer window, duplicate a layer ( give any name will do)
    4. Select the new layer and apply Gaussian Blur by Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur
    5. Adjust Radius, e.g. 10 and click OK button to apply
    6. From the layer window, select the blur layer and adjust Opacitiy to 30% to 40%
    7. You will see your dreaming effect

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    Default Re: How to ps such photos with dreamy effect?

    insert after step 6, adjust lightness such that the "dreamy" effect becomes more obvious.
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    Default Re: How to ps such photos with dreamy effect?

    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    insert after step 6, adjust lightness such that the "dreamy" effect becomes more obvious.
    Can I add... use a 50% eraser with soft brush to retrieve important features' sharpness?
    eg. for portrait, bring back sligh sharpness for eyes, nose and lips.

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    Default Re: How to ps such photos with dreamy effect?

    Greatly appreciate all the inputs.

    Will try it later.

    Thanks a million!!

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