Stunning Effect

Stunning Effect
Stunning Effect
Stunning Effect

1. Open and Duplicate Layer

Open image and duplicate the background layer ( layer/duplicate layer ) or left click in background layer and duplicate

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2. Apply Gaussian Blur

Select the duplicated layer (background copy ) and add “Gaussian Blur” (filter / blur / Gaussian blur )

Stunning Effect

It hast to look rather blurry similar to the example , but don’t worry too much about this step you can add more blur at any moment of the process

Stunning Effect

3. Reduce Layer’s Opacity

Set the layer’s opacity value to 70%. (layers / layer style / blending options ) slide to 70% the opacity slider in the top of the layer palette.

The opacity can go from 30% to 70% it will determine how soft the pic will be

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4. Add Mask sharpen items

So far we have achieved to get the softness and most part of the process is done , but there may be some items that look rather blurry and a bit of sharpening will make it look more real . For this image I will mask some branches and the trees

Add a mask in the layer we have been working into (Background Copy)

Stunning Effect

Set the soft brush tool with at least 50 % of opacity and black color and then brush the details you want to sharpen (trees, leaves, etc)

Stunning Effect
Stunning Effect