More and more I see images that have a marked soft focus effect. As I am keen to broaden my armory of PS “skills” I did a bit of trawling last night and most of the sites I visited seem to focus only on the use of the Gaussian Blur filter. Is that it? Nothing more complicated? Tsk, tsk. What a disappointment.
The challenge in my mind is when is enough enough and when is too much, too much?
So I started gently. Here is my effort with the original frame below.
I can’t help feeling I prefer the original. Maybe I have overdone the blur – I used a radius of about 8 and the dialed back the opacity to ~65%. What do you think?
Is this a technique you like and/or use?