Photoshop-simulated Diffusion.

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by Kent Frost, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Kent Frost

    Kent Frost TPF Noob!

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    I'm sure many of you know this technique, but for those who don't, I thought I'd post it:

    If you're not sure whether or not you want to use a diffusion filter for any given picture, here's a good way to add it afterwards.

    1: Once you've opened the image in Photoshop, copy it and paste it onto itself as another layer.

    2: Use the Gaussian Blur on the top layer (how much depends on the size of the picture. Play with this until you find what you like.

    3. Go to the "Layer" menu and go to "Layer Style", then go to "Blending Options".

    4: Set the "Opacity" to roughly 60%, or just whatever fits your liking.

    Your results should be similar to the following:

    Before:
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    After:
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  2. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    thats very nice kent,
    i have an older version of pshop, so i think the blending optons might be in a different place, but thats a fab example! thanks for sharing that, i am going to give that a go :)
     

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