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Dreamy Glow Effect in Photoshop

Any way that you can make your photos stand out is a useful method to know. Photoshop experts can spend months, even years learning how to create dazzling effects to wow people. The thing is, you don’t have to know every trick in the book to make your photos look great. You can punch up your images with just a few simple tricks. One trick I’m going to show you today, and it’s something so simple that it anybody can do it. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a dreamy glow effect in Photoshop.

A lot of people will think that high pass is a filter that is mainly used for sharpening images. However, this filter can easily do its job, but you can invert the effects to create a beautiful dreamy glow effect in Photoshop. The entire process is really simple. Open your image in Photoshop. Duplicate your background layer. Set the blend mode of your to overlay. Once it’s set to overlay, go to filter, go to Other, then go to High Pass. Choose a marginal amount for the value. You don’t want to overdo it by over sharpening your image. Remember, we will be inverting it this effect. You don’t want it to be so powerful that it blurs the image so that you can’t tell what it is. Once the filter has had a chance to run, hit the command or control key and the letter I at the same time. This will invert the selected layer. Instead of sharpening your image, it will create a soft, dreamy glow effect.

Dreamy Glow Effect in Photoshop

How did your dreamy glow effect turn out? Did you set the value to high, making your image too blurry? If so, all you have to do is delete the duplicate layer and start again. If you have any questions about this effect, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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