I started this tutorial as a Retro Poster Design for a Camera, but later I changed my mind, I thought the steps of adding text and camera image would waste your time so let’s leave them. That’s the reason the reason you see the blank space below the girls photo (yes, I selected a girl’s photo again).
Today you will learn creating a retro photo effect with a Bokeh. So this is a combined tutorial for two effects, film roll camera photograph effect and you will also learn to create a realistic bokeh right in our beloved Photoshop. If you create some examples using this tutorial, don’t forget to send me their final results.
This is the initial image link.
And we have made this…
Let’s Start from the Curves. Image >Adjustment>Curves. (Ctrl+M)
Let’s now adjust focus and light. Brightness/Contrast . Image >Adjustment>Curves>Brightness/Contrast
I select the Brush Tool, tookke a new layer and made spots on a new new blank layer with the following color. When are done with color strokes, change the layer blend mode to “color dodge”.
Now we’ll repeat the same procedure with the another color on a new blank layer. Again change the blend mode to color dodge.
This is different:
Here I took a new layer again and stroked one single shot of Brush Tool using plain white color. The criterion for making a stroke here is that this is the most visible part of the image. I then changed it’s blend mode to overlay this time and set the opacity level at 62.
Here I’m going to apply the brush strokes of the bokeh brushes which I grabbed from here.
And another stroke
Bokeh looks great but there has to be a light source creating bokeh, for that we’ll create a lens flare.
Add Lens Flare effect in from Filter>Render>Lens Flare.