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Happy 5 for $5.00 Friday y'all! This week we have 5 chilly winter overlays designed to give you superior color depth. Our overlays are simple to use, and do not have to be installed. They are simply placed on your image and voila! This kind of color depth is not achievable with Actions alone.
For an in depth tutorial on how to use overlays visit the Video Library installation page.
5 Chilly Winter Overlays
This is an example of one of my images taken using Manual Focus and is complete Bokeh. In comparing to the image on the right, you can see that the qualities are much different. When you look closely, you can see the points of light of rendered in much different way.
This image was taken in focus with a Gaussian Blur filter applied in Adobe Photoshop. The beautiful points of light achieved in the image to left are non-existent in this image.
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If your layer mask is white, you will need to use a black brush on it. If your layer mask is black, you will need to use a white brush on it. Think opposites. The picture to the left shows the brush tool highlighted. If you look at the bottom of the picture, you can see two squares, one is blue, one is white.
This is known as the foreground and background colors. The square on top is the foreground color, and the square at the back is the background color. When you are working with layer masks your foreground and background colors should be set to the default provided by Photoshop. Black and white. If yours is a different color, as pictured below click the little squares at the top right just above the big squares. This will set it back to the default.
In the image above you can see that the white layer mask is not selected. You will need to select the white layer mask by clicking on it. When it is selected, it will look like the image to the left.
Make sure that you set your brush opacity by using the slider to move the percentage between 0 and 100 percent. The lower the brush opacity, the less of the effect you will remove.
This cute mug from Click & Blossom. I love the colors, typography, &
A vintage camera to display (or even use) has to be one of the cutest gifts. They are readily available from many different sources online as well as thrift stores. I recommend starting your search on Etsy. Convo the seller and ask for speedy shipping, this is last minute!
This camera bag from Jo Totes.
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