Creating Painterly Light with Blend Modes

Photoshop’s blend modes can be applied in surprising ways to create painterly light, ethereal ambiance, and beautiful luminous accents. In today’s tutorial, we’ll employ a combination of blend mode, filter, and layer style techniques to produce a photo composite that closely resembles a beautiful classical painting. Images courtesy of Shutterstock (Girl: Copyright SvetlanaFedoseyeva, Background: Copyright Tappasan Phurisamrit) Step 1: Open a Basic Photo Composite Open a file with a background layer and a masked subject layer. Step 2: Create a Unifying Painterly Light Layer Activate the Background layer and press Command-J (PC: Control-J). Drag the layer to the top of (Read more...)