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Adding Bokeh to Your Images in Photoshop


This  video tutorial by portrait photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) takes a look at how to add Bokeh to existing image to give the background  a little bit more interest.

In case you didn’t know the term Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke which means “blur” or “haze”. A good or bad Bokeh might be subjective but it typically refers to the way points of light look in the out of focus portion of the image.

Dodson starts with a base light layer and then create a specific Bokeh layer, add it as a new layer and then add a color layer and blur both of them as well as add a bit of noise to them.

You can check another way of adding Bokeh to your image using Photoshop on a different video created by Howard Pinsky entitled “How to Create Bokeh in Photoshop“. 

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

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