Bokeh and light leak


I’ve always loved light leaks and bokeh effects in photos, so I decided to try and digitally recreate these effects. I opened up some images from Flickr for inspiration and then using Photoshop I tried to replicate the effects. I’ve used a combination of custom made radial gradients together with the Screen and Lighten blending modes and various leves of opacity of each bokeh/circle layer. The challenging part was to make the circles blend into the image itself. I discovered that by creating various color glows behind the circles, they would blend more into the objects behind them (of course depending on which colors you’re using). I’m pretty satisfied with the result.

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6 Responses to Bokeh and light leak

  1. The Dude says:

    Looks nice…Wanna share a tut?

  2. Jokke-svin says:

    Thanks Dude. Yeah, I think I’ll post a tutorial on this effect soon.

  3. Anders says:

    Fedt billede af dig man…meget sympatisk.

  4. Stefan Kruse Jørgensen says:

    Fedt man. vil også rigtig gerne se en eventuel tutorial

  5. Jokke-svin says:

    @ Anders — Takker. Det er som om man får et helt andet ansigtsudtryk når en anden person tager et billede af en, fremfor når man selv gør det. Underligt.

    @ Stefan — Jeg arbejder på det. Stay tuned!

  6. EN says:

    You look like a filmstar!

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