Anyone like to share your experience on this - What is your favourite filter for shooting portraits? What makes it stand out from the rest?
Yeh, you are right...maybe I should invest in other then the soft filter..always wanted the IR. Hmmm okok IR will be then!Originally posted by Flare
If you are shooting using digital media... I believe that PS will be more economic and useful. Softening can be easily done using most image editor and the extend/intensity can be easily controlled. And one more point, if you shoot with the filter, you ultimatewly get a soft picture... Let's say after seeing the picture, you think you might not want to softness, there is no way of undoing it. But softening using software, you still have the unsoften image to go back to.
That's my personal view and the reason why I did not buy my other softening filters other than my first cokin soft, light
There should be many ways to do that in PS.Originally posted by tomshen
Can brief how u perform this in PS?
I've always wanted to know how to do the soft focus effect in my pictures, now thanks to you I managed to do it successfully. Thanks so much!Originally posted by roygoh
There should be many ways to do that in PS.
What I do is:
- Copy the entire image to a second layer
- Apply Gaussian Blurr to the second layer and adjust the Opaqcity to 25~30%. The amount of blurr and opaqcity can be varied according to your taste.
- Merge the 2 layers when you are happy with the results.
Remember to save the edited picture in a different file, so that you have the original in case you would like to try other effects.
You can refer to Siron's first "Sweet Lady" post in Portraits and Poses subforum, where I edited one of the pictures.
You are welcomed.Originally posted by AstralPrue
I've always wanted to know how to do the soft focus effect in my pictures, now thanks to you I managed to do it successfully. Thanks so much!