as promised, i am back with another recipe..... be sure to mouse over to see the before.
so let's get started.
day 2 ~ the sweet & soft effect...
the recipe steps are the same in Elements and full Photoshop unless otherwise noted:
i duplicated the base image.
Applied a gaussian blur filter at 67 pixels. Lowered the opacity of the layer so i could see the basic outline of the image.
PHOTOSHOP: added a layer mask to the duplicate layer and used a black soft round brush set to around 45% to remove the blur from the 3 main dresses.
ELEMENTS: used the eraser tool set at about 45% opacity and soft round brush to remove the blur from the 3 dresses to reveal the base image below.
Then bumped the opacity of the layer back to 100% and assessed the image to make sure i didn't remove too much of the blur or perhaps not enough.
the result should be a dreamy blur in the background... drawing your eye to the sweet little dresses.
Created a new layer. Selected a soft round brush at approximately 35% opacity. And selected a light grey shade from the image using the color picker and painted over the darker background areas. Then applied a gaussian blur to that layer at about 37 pixels.
then adjusted the layer opacity to around 62%
Added the 'uncle clarence' texture at soft light 100%.
added a hue/saturation adjustment layer and clipped it to the texture layer....and dropped the saturation down to -100.
Selected the adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the layers palette and then added a solid color adjustment layer in white set to soft light 100% opacity.
Added a final hue/saturation adjustment layer and dropped the saturation down to -54.
you can find the 'uncle clarence' texture in today's 2 for offering...
see you tomorrow for day 3....