Create Bokeh In Photoshop Easily

CREATE BOKEH IN PHOTOSHOP EASILY

 

 

In Today’s tutorial we will tell  you how to create a neat bokeh in Photoshop, using a blending options,custom brush, and filters(mostly Blurs) Bokeh effect is mostly used to bring focus to the foreground subject, and gives the overall image a depth and feel.

 Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. However, differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—”good” and “bad” bokeh, respectively.[3] Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.

 

How To Create Bokeh In Photoshop

  1. First of all choose and open your image in photoshop in this tutorial i’m gonna be using an image Nature 2by mohammad shadeed.

    Background Image

    Background Image

  2. Now we need to create a brush to add the bokeh shapes to our image. To do so select the brush tool and select a round brush  with hardness of 100% and size for the moment does  not matter because we can change it anytime for now i have chosen 150px .

    Creating Bokeh Brush

    Creating Bokeh Brush

  3. Now open the brush preset panel and enable scattering to 1000% on both axis and enable transfer and set opacity and flow jitter to 100% thats it your brush is now ready
    Bokeh Brush scattering

    Bokeh Brush scattering

    Bokeh Brush Transfer

    Bokeh Brush Transfer

    Bokeh Brush Settings

    Bokeh Brush Settings

  4. Create a new layer set foreground color as white just paint some bokeh with the brush we just created.

    Adding Bokeh Brush Strokes

    Adding Bokeh Brush Strokes

  5. At this point the brushes are a bit too hard and do not blend with the background to fix this either change blend mode to soft light or overlay which ever suits your document.Now to deal with the hardness we’re gonna add a blur to the bokeh strokes we just added.Before going any further convert the bokeh layer into a smart object from the filters menu what this will allow is to make changes after we have applied the filter in case we are not happy with the results.

    Blending Bokeh With Background

    Blending Bokeh With Background

  6. After converting the layer into smart object once again head to filter menu and add a bit of gaussian blur to get suitable results i had to add about 3-4 pixels of blur you need to set it according to your needs

    Bokeh In Photoshop

    Applying Gausian Blur To Bokeh

  7. (Optional) Right now that i have got some suitable amount of bokeh and they are blended into the background image .the background image is a bit too edgy and noisy to make it more subtle lets add a hint of blur to this image as well again after converting this layer into a smart object  i added about 0.8 pixels to get results as per my liking.

    Applying Gaussian Blur To Background Layer

    Applying Gaussian Blur To Background Layer

So that’s it guys this is how you can easily add bokeh effect to your images.for those who are familiar with photoshop c6 and later might say bokeh is present as a filter yea i get you guys but the amount  of tweaking is far more limited and also your edits are non revertable i.e once applied you cannot revert back unless you duplicated the layer.

 

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