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    Easy Tutorial.

    Duplicate your picture layer by dragging the layer to the ‘new’ icon in the layers palette (ctrl+j).

    Apply a gaussian blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur…). Blur it enough that the detail disappears but the shapes mostly keep their form.

    In the layers palette, change the blending mode from ‘Normal’ to ‘Overlay.’

    If you look at the before and after, you can see that this method makes the light tones lighter and the dark tones darker while softening it a touch. Basically, it softly boosts the contrast. If you want a more dramatic effect, try changing the blending mode to ‘Vivid Light’ instead of ‘Overlay.’
    Try it on all kinds of shots: portraits, nature shots, you name it. I use this method ALL the time. It works so well with everything!
    Credits: http://digital-photography-school.co...r-pictures-pop
    Note:This is for photoshop, I dunno if it works for GIMP too.
     
         
    Last edited by Sadra1122; 06-17-2012 at 06:37 AM.

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    Thanks for sharing. It does make the image look better!
     
         
    Last edited by ~MC117~; 06-17-2012 at 07:16 AM.

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    Yeah
     
         

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    Well done. ^^ It actually looks better. =) +Rep.
     
         

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    Thanks
     
         

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    Please show this tutorial to everyone. it is very useful.
     
         

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    Thankx i'll try this
     
         

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    Quote Originally Posted by sasukexx13 View Post
    Thankx i'll try this
    You're welcome D
     
         

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    It gives it a kind of smooth and low glow, a diffusion. Knew this effect long-time ago :D (by experimenting @ photoshop)
     
         

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    Re: Easy Tutorial.

    Looks very nice. Just tried it myself - was super easy, and it adds some depth to the product. Thanks!
     
         

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