Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

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Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

Gang,

It’s been a while since I made a Photoshop tutorial. Now, here it is. A “dreamy portrait” and how to make it. Fast, simple and easy.

This is the original photo of my friend Suzana. She was using her mobile when this picture was taken and I wanted to create more “dreamy” look. So I sat down by my Photoshop and created another image of Suzana.

This our final image:

Portrait

And here is what we begun with:

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

So after importing an image into the Photoshop go to:

1. Layer->New Adjustment Layer->Levels

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

2. Select Level Presets

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

3. Select Lighten Shadows

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

4. Play with the histogram until you get the desired look

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

5. Now, add new white colored layer above the image. Copy the layer containing the photo and place it above the white colored layer you just created.

6. Add a layer mask to the layer containing the photo by clicking the layer mask icon.

7. Use the brush tool (F5)  to “erase” the parts you don’t want to have on the image.

8. You can adjust the brush size, opacity and flow to make the “cleaning” easier and faster. Make sure that the “foreground color” is black. You can clear the background on this stage like I did.

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

9. Now, select “Outer glow” option from the layer effects (double click on Layer)

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

10. Select the color which is the closest to the background photo color…

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

11. Now, at this stage I wanted to expand the canvas of the image and get more space on the left side.

Select Image->Canvas Size and expand the width of the photo to the left.

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

12. Now select the lower layer…

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

13. … and stretch it to the left.

Portrait

14. From the Filter menu select Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur in order to blur this stretched layer.

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

15. Create a new Layer group above the blurred background

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

16. Load the Bokeh Photoshop brushes (they are a part of Sweet Love Valentine’s Pack), enlarge the spacing and re-size the brush (this may vary according to the image size) and enlarge brush spacing

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

17. Change the Shape dynamics (this may vary according to the image size)

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

18. Change the Scattering option (this may vary according to the image size)

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

19. Move the brush over the image, it will randomly add bokeh circles

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

20. From the Filter menu choose Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur in order to blur the circles

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

21. Create new layer above the current layer

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

22. Use the same brush, but this time will work with smaller size

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

23. Again, from the Filter menu choose Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur in order to blur the image, but less than the layer below

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

24. Again, add another layer (3rd one)

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

25. Now add more, even smaller bokeh brushes

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

26. Leave the 3rd layer as it is.

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

27. Now select the Layer group which contains those three layers with bokeh brushes

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

28. And change the layer mode to the “Color Dodge”

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

29. And voila! Here is our Dreamy Portrait Image

Dreamy Portrait How To Make It in Photoshop

I hope you liked this tutorial and

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Have fun creating!

Silvia


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