Create and Apply BOKEH Overlays in Photoshop | 90-Second Tip #03

Create and Apply BOKEH Overlays in Photoshop | 90-Second Tip #03

August 19, 2019 52 By Peter Engel


In this 90-second Photoshop Tip,
I’m going to show you how to create Bokeh overlays in Photoshop. This is Jesus Ramirez from The Photoshop Training Channel.com We’re going to work with this document that contains two Layers. A portrait and a night time photo. To create a bokeh overlay find any photo
that does not have too many bright areas and go into
Filter, Blur Gallery, Field Blur. Make sure that Bokeh is checked
under the Effects tab. Then increase the Light Bokeh. The brighter areas of the image will start
to get even brighter, These are the areas that will become the bokeh. You can then increase the blur which will
reveal the bokeh. Higher values will give you a larger blur
and larger bokeh. You could also experiment with the Bokeh Color
which adds more vivid color to lightened areas that are not blown out to white. And, the Light Range which determines the
range of tones the settings above affect. Press Ok. Change the Blending Mode to Screen, which hides dark colors and reveals bright ones. If you want to know more about
how blending modes work check out my 7-minute crash course, there
is a link to it below. If you need to make an adjustment to how the
bokeh layer blends, use the Levels Adjustment to increase or decrease the luminosity of the image. This will change how the bokeh blends with the portrait. You can reduce the Opacity if necessary. Then press Ctrl J to duplicate the Layer and
move it to a different location. You can also scale or transform it to create a more interesting effect. I know that some people purchase bokeh overlays, and this is an easy method of creating your own. I’m curious to know if you found this technique useful. And how you plan to use it. Let me know in the comments. It’s the only way I can tell if the techniques
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