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 that I’m teaching you are helpful. Also, please let me know if you are enjoying these 90-second short tutorials. Don’t forget to subscribe and to join the notification squad by clicking on the bell so that you don’t ever miss any new tutorials.! Thanks so much! CategoryArticles BlogTags90 Second Tip add bokeh photoshop bokeh bokeh effect in photoshop bokeh effect photoshop bokeh in photoshop bokeh overlay bokeh photoshop create and apply bokeh overlays in photoshop create bokeh in photoshop how to add bokeh in photoshop how to create bokeh effect in photoshop how to make bokeh in photoshop Jesus Ramirez JRfromPTC photoshop bokeh photoshop bokeh effect Photoshop Tip Photoshop Tutorial PTCVIDS the you 52 Comments Mihai Lazaroiu says: March 2, 2018 at 10:01 pm Thank you! I love this chanell! Reply Peter Wydmuch says: March 2, 2018 at 10:09 pm no Reply Craig Wagerle says: March 3, 2018 at 3:20 pm Kinda – did not know about the alt-click option to enter the x/y coordinates. Reply Elaine Sarduy says: March 3, 2018 at 4:13 pm No, glad I do now! Reply Johnny A says: March 4, 2018 at 9:38 pm great tutorial this adds more flare to the image. Reply Mario Mifsud says: March 5, 2018 at 7:38 am You succeeded to hit me on the head as I have a competition theme Bokeh. Thanks for your tutorials which I find very helpful. Reply Vijay Annamalai says: March 6, 2018 at 9:09 am Very Good Reply Vito Le says: March 8, 2018 at 9:04 pm GREAT!!! Reply The Design Ninja says: March 14, 2018 at 12:46 am Another great tut, mate 🙂 Reply Erick Pantoja says: March 14, 2018 at 11:31 pm Awesome!! Reply Rose Studio says: March 29, 2018 at 5:21 am thank you ..so much Reply Marc TV says: April 19, 2018 at 7:57 am This is awesome! Reply Jeree Brissenden says: April 21, 2018 at 2:44 am Loved this thank you ever so much! Reply Abdulwahid El-abry says: April 26, 2018 at 1:13 pm Another awesome tutorial Reply salah ouali says: April 30, 2018 at 9:29 pm No need for plugins. 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These tutorials are opening up so many creative ideas! Thank you so very much! Reply Dinorah Capota says: February 13, 2019 at 3:21 pm Hi JR, I am a female senior who took photography as a hobby upon retirement and I am technological challenged but you make PS easier to learn. Please keep making 90 seconds and the regular tutorials as well. Please keep my brains creating new neurons. Reply genevieve van doren says: March 2, 2019 at 5:49 pm Oui,merci !!! Encore… Reply BCP '10 says: March 7, 2019 at 5:08 pm Please keep them coming!!! Reply dorcolka011 says: March 28, 2019 at 6:55 pm So pretty! 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Fastest way to get new editing ideas! ♥ Reply Darren Longshanks says: June 26, 2019 at 12:16 am These are great! I missed this one – plan on using this one along with rain effect Reply Eileen cashman says: June 26, 2019 at 1:56 pm Great tips & great teacher. Easy to follow instructions ,well you make it look easy anyway 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.