Can't create a perfect "Dream" effect to a nature photo

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Charles A. Landemaine, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Charles A. Landemaine, Apr 14, 2007
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  2. Charles A. Landemaine

    Joe Guest

    You can get similar using one or few action's you can get them FREE from
    Central Action web site. I don't remember the exact link but probably
    something like

    www.centralatn.com or something like that. But you can just GOOGLE for
    "central action" or "center action" (?) and you should be able to find it.
     
    Joe, Apr 15, 2007
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  3. Charles A. Landemaine

    Talker Guest


    I have been playing around, trying to duplicate that effect with
    your image Charles, and I don't think you can get the exact same
    results with that particulr image. The reason seems to be because
    there is much more foliage, and a lot less light behind the foliage,
    as in the example you gave.
    I used the tutorial here http://photoshopforall.com/?p=15 but I
    didn't get the exact results you wanted.(one thing, if you use that
    tutorial, lighten the background image first. I went to Image -
    Adjust - Brightness/Contrast and moved the brightness slider up to
    about 50.)
    I also tried using the image you have, duplicated the layer, then
    applied the Gaussian Blur (about 1.6) to it. I then used the history
    brush set to about 20%, and applied it to the trees and some of the
    foliage in the foreground. Even with that, it still didn't have the
    exact look of the example you posted. Again I think it's because the
    example has a lone tree with a fair amount of light behind it.
    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

    Talker
     
    Talker, Apr 15, 2007
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  4. Thank you guys.
     
    Charles A. Landemaine, Apr 16, 2007
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