Creating a Dreamy Matte Look You can create a dreamy, matte look to your image by simply adding a Curves Adjustment Layer. Move the y-axis point upwards as shown in the 1st screenshot. The 2nd Screenshot shows the original image.
Using the Glowing Edges Filter to Add Sketch Lines Add sketch lines to give your image a painted feel as shown in Screenshot 1 (the final screenshot shows the original image). To create this effect, start by duplicating your working Layer and go to Filter/Filter Gallery/Stylise/Glowing Edges (Screenshot 2). Invert (Ctrl or Command I) and […]
Using Radial Blur For Special Effects. You can create all kinds of interested effects using Radial Blur (Filter/Blur/Radial Blur). The 1st screenshot shows a Layer with white painted (above a photo, background layer). The 2nd Screenshot shows the effect of adding a Radial Spin Blur with a blur amount of 25. Screenshot 3 shows the […]
Add more impact with a High Pass Filter Using a High Pass Filter with a large pixel radius is a great way to add impact to your image. The 1st screenshot shows the original image. Go to Filter/Other/High Pass and set a large pixel radius (here I have used 167.6); see Screenshot 2. Screenshot 3 […]
The Power Of A Black & White Adjustment Layer Never underestimate the power of using a white brush set to Overlay blend mode! The 1st screenshot shows the original image. Using a Black & White Adjustment Layer is much better for BW Conversion than desaturating because you can adjust various BW pixel distributions. The 1st […]