for LaFoto and anyone else that wants to know how to make a "dreamy feel" photo

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  1. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    this method was talked about by Mohain (from memory) a week or two ago

    So he gets the credit not me


    ORIGINAL
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    1. make a copy by dragging the "background" layer to the icon next to the bin
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    2. go to FILTERS / BLUR and select GAUSSIAN BLUR and I've set 5 pixels
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    3. go to LAYERS and select from the drop down menu SCREEN
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    4. play with the OPACITY till you like the effect
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    5. then just flatten the layers
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  2. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    as I was PM'd asking how to flatten the layers I've added a picture for step 5
     
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    neogfx TPF Noob!

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    There's an easier way. Just right-click any layer and hit the bottom option.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Google "orton effect" for articles on something similar.
     
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    perylousdemon TPF owns my soul...

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    Thanks for the info (even if it didn't come straight from you). I'm going to give this a try and see what happens. :)
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is true but it only applies to the LAYER PALLETTE and not right clicking on a layer within the photo or the LAYER option in the menu bar.

    It was because of thse sorts of confusions that I deliberately showed screen grabs and didn't mention keyboard shortcuts, in case they are different on a PC and MAC.

    But thanks for the tips
     
  7. Eric Piercey

    Eric Piercey TPF Noob!

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    You missed a big part of this method. For elements within the photo which you would like to remain sharp such as eyes or shiny metal, etc. you can either shift+magic wand and then invselect or mask them so the gaussian blur doesn't effect them.

    Here's an example, although the blur isn't as obvious on this shot the eyes are not blurred.
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    THANK YOU, ANDY!!!

    I now have to print this whole page and lay it out so I can try it. Should work also with my ancient Photoshop 6.0- version, by the look at things...
     

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