Daydream effect

Daydream effect

Daydream effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to apply a daydream effect to a mundane image. You will need to use various photo filters and blur filters for this tutorial.

Step 1

Open an image in Photoshop.

Reset the palette by pressing the 'D' key.

Daydream effect

Step 2

Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and select a 1 pixel radius and click ok. You should get the following blurry image below:

Daydream effect

Step 3

Select Filter > Distort > Diffuse glow and add the following settings:

  • Graininess = 1
  • Glow amount = 7
  • Clear amount = 18

Step 4

Duplicate the layer by pressing Ctrl + J then change the blend mode to screen.

Daydream effect

You should now have a daydream effect.