Adding Bokeh Balls with Photoshop
Using a Photoshop Overlay to add Bokeh Balls
Bokeh balls look pretty cool don’t they?
With the right lens and under the right conditions, capturing them naturally at the time you take the photo can potentially add a lot of impact to your image.
Tiny light sources (like the fairy lights above) can often render as large balls of light called Bokeh Balls if taken by a wide aperture. The narrow depth of field blurs out the lights and creates large ones in its wake.
The effect is often quite attractive and can be added artificially to a photo by using Photoshop in the form of an overlay.
“What’s an Overlay?”
It’s image that is added to an existing photo by means of an additional layer.
Watch the video to see the process
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