Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Hi everyone…Beckie here! It’s been so very long since I’ve been here last, and I’m so happy to be back! I had to take a bit of a sabbatical from the blog – I had so much going on. I’m so excited to say that I finished up a master’s program, one that had me traveling and quite busy over the past year. It’s such a relief having that behind me! Luckily I’ve been taking tons of pictures still this summer so far, which means I am WAY behind in my scrapping and need to get caught up, LOL. Anyhow, I’m SUPER excited to be back!!
So – on to today’s topic! We’ve talked about ways to use Soft Light a few times in the past: Kylie showed you all the blending modes HERE, and Rosy showed you how to create tone-on-tone papers HERE. Well I’m back with yet another way that a Soft Light layer can help you with your scrapbooking – by giving your photos the perfect “kick”!
It’s hard to describe what a soft light layer does – but to me it just make a photo “more”…more vibrant, more contrast, more depth. You can see from the example above that the photo on the right seems crisper, sharper, more “clear” even. And the only different between these two images is the soft light layer!
So how do you do it? I’m pleased to say it is SUPER easy, and is possible with PS and PSE :)
Let’s see a few more examples!!
…and how about this one! you can see the full effects in the amazing after picture! I left the Soft Light layer at 100% (full strength) in this one!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Kylie’s sharing a fun & easy hybrid project on Friday…along with a cute little giveaway!