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Dream Effect-

Roll your mouse over the image to see the before and after.

Step 1-
  Open the image and duplicate its layer.

Step 2-
  Apply a gaussion blur to the top layer. How much blur you apply depends on the size of the picture, and the strength of the effect you want (for this shot I used a strength of 2).

Step 3-
  Change the blend mode of the top layer to overlay.

Step 4-
  Reduce the opacity of the top layer until you get the effect you want (for this shot  I went down to 68%). If your picture still looks to soft, go ahead and sharpen the bottom (original) layer a little.

Step 5-
  At this point your picture may seem a little over saturated, so just reduce the saturation a bit.



 

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