Dreamy photo effect

The author of the video lesson: Elena Vinogradova

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to make a dreamy and mystical effect on a photo.

In the course of the lesson we will use brushes that you can download HERE.

In this lesson we will use these photos:

Photo 1:

Photo 2:

Open Photo 1, press Ctrl + M to open the Curves window, and lift the curve up to brighten the photo:

Now we will open Photo 2, use any tool to separate the girl from the background. As soon as the selection is ready, add a slight feathering to the edges.

Move the girl to Photo 1:

Press Ctrl + B to open Color Balance Layer 2 layer, set parameters like this:

After that, we will apply Color Balance to Photo 1 with parameters as in the picture above

This is what should happen:

Create a new layer, place it under both photos.
As the main set color # 74C9DD, and as background # 000000)

Go to Filter-> Rendering-> Clouds (Filter -> Render -> Cloud)

Take the Brushes tool and select such a brush:

Set color # 8BBCC8, and then apply the brush to:

Create a new layer, use a soft brush size. 45 px, to draw a white glow around the girl:

Go to Filter-> Blur-> Motion Blur (Filter -> Blur -> Motion Blur)
Set the parameters:

Take the brush tool and select:

Create a new layer and apply a brush to the image, and then open the window Layer Styles and add style “External glow“to layer with asterisks:

You will get the result:

Merge all layers into one, click Ctrl + Shift + E

Duplicate the layer, go Image-> Correction-> Brightness / Contrast (Image -> Adjustment -> Brightness / Contrast)

That’s what happens now:

Press Ctrl + U to open the window. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation)

And here is the final result:

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