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Post-production: faking bloom

Postby PAQUITO » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:12 am

PAQUITO Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:12 am
One quick tip to fake bloom in photoshop:

1. Duplicate layer.
2. Apply gaussian blur to the duplicated layer (the more blur, the more bloom... experiment)
3. Change its blending mode to "screen".
4. Control the bloom strenght with the opacity slider.
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Re: Post-production: faking bloom

Postby merid888 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:02 pm

merid888 Wed May 08, 2013 4:02 pm
thank you for the tips paquito
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Re: Post-production: faking bloom

Postby kavorka » Wed May 08, 2013 5:03 pm

kavorka Wed May 08, 2013 5:03 pm
One thing I do in addition to this is to go to image-> adjustment-> threshold. adjust the slider so that you have just the highlights. this can give you much more control. Sometimes its good to use the above workflow, then do this on top of that to really pop out highlights.
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Re: Post-production: faking bloom

Postby PAQUITO » Wed May 08, 2013 9:55 pm

PAQUITO Wed May 08, 2013 9:55 pm
Totally agree. I do it by Select>color range, so you can select the highlights by picking it and expand/contract the selection. Basically is the same result. Combining both blooms gives the best look if you use them wisely.
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Re: Post-production: faking bloom

Postby loulou_1967 » Fri May 24, 2019 2:35 pm

loulou_1967 Fri May 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Thanks man

Been working on photoshop for 20 years and still cannot figure out why I never thought of post processing my octane renders with it. Sometimes you are looking too far for a solution you already possess.... ;)

Thanks again mate
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