A Room with a View Photograph. A beautiful American West landscape as seen through an antique window frame in an old stone wall.

A Room with a View Photograph. A beautiful American West landscape as seen through an antique window frame in an old stone wall.

Blogger\Photographer says:   I don’t know about you, but if I could only use one tool in photoshop for the rest of my life, it would be Curves. It can do so much! Not only can it lighten up your images, but it can make your colors and contrast pop by making an S curve. To do that, just add a second point in the curves window, and drag it down a bit. This is pictured here.

Blogger\Photographer says: I don’t know about you, but if I could only use one tool in photoshop for the rest of my life, it would be Curves. It can do so much! Not only can it lighten up your images, but it can make your colors and contrast pop by making an S curve. To do that, just add a second point in the curves window, and drag it down a bit. This is pictured here.

Cowboy with Grand Tetons Vista Photograph. Picture yourself here! Gorgeous wall art of the Great American West.

Cowboy with Grand Tetons Vista Photograph. Picture yourself here! Gorgeous wall art of the Great American West.

Lets kick this off by saying that these Photoshop actions literally made my jaw drop. Rewind 10 years, there I am spending hours upon hours in Photoshop cr

12 Mind Blowing Photoshop Actions That Transforms Any Image into a Piece of Art

Lets kick this off by saying that these Photoshop actions literally made my jaw drop. Rewind 10 years, there I am spending hours upon hours in Photoshop cr

In this video I’m going to show you how to create a blurry background in Photoshop (the shallow depth of field focus). We’re going to apply the blur by using the Lens Blur Filter which allows you to apply the narrow depth of field so that some objects in the image are in focus while others are blurred.

How To Blur Backgrounds In Photoshop - Shallow Depth of Field Effect

In this video I’m going to show you how to create a blurry background in Photoshop (the shallow depth of field focus). We’re going to apply the blur by using the Lens Blur Filter which allows you to apply the narrow depth of field so that some objects in the image are in focus while others are blurred.

www.brandyjaggers.com ----------------------- Steps: 1. Cropped ever so slightly 2. Apply Gaussian Blur to background. 3. Ran Florabella's Ambrosia action then reduced opacity to 50% and turned off the "light" layers. 4. Ran Florabella's Sweet Sunshine and reduced to 20% 5. Ran Florabella's Highlight Protection. 6. Slight levels adjustment to boost contrast. 7. Slight Hue/Saturation adjustment to lighten Reds. 8. Sharpen.  Voila!

www.brandyjaggers.com ----------------------- Steps: 1. Cropped ever so slightly 2. Apply Gaussian Blur to background. 3. Ran Florabella's Ambrosia action then reduced opacity to 50% and turned off the "light" layers. 4. Ran Florabella's Sweet Sunshine and reduced to 20% 5. Ran Florabella's Highlight Protection. 6. Slight levels adjustment to boost contrast. 7. Slight Hue/Saturation adjustment to lighten Reds. 8. Sharpen. Voila!

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