A simple Photoshop guide to create a dreamy photo effect tutorial in just 5 simple steps. These steps are used by our Photoshop expert most of the time and here we would like to share this dreamy effect & fantasy-like photo with you.
Use a normal stock photo or high resolution photo that you want to create this dreamy effect. Duplicate the photo in ‘Layers‘, we named the layer ‘Blur Girl‘ now you will have 2 same images.
Go to Photoshop Filter, choose Blur and then select Gaussian Blur. Adjust the radius of Gaussian Blur pixels to anything below 4-5 radius pixels depends on how dreamy, in this tutorial, we use 5 pixels.
Now we have 2 layers, one with Gaussian Blurred image and the other is the original layer behind. Now your image will look very blur with second layer on top. Lets add a ‘Layer Mask‘ on the blurred image.
Adjust the opacity of the blurred image to 60-75% depends on how blur you want.
Now use your brush tool, with soft round 100 pixels, brush on the face of the model to focus and let the other area blurred out. Make sure to adjust so that the face look dreamy too, so, you’ll need to brush on the eyes, lips, and nose.
Voila! It’s all done. Now you have a dreamy photo effect in just a few minutes! You can use this simple steps to create dreamy effect for any of your project now, right? You can download on of our completed tutorial sample.