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Note: I am using adobe photoshop cs2 for this tutoria.

Okay, first off we all want to start off by opening up your image. You can do this by clicking on File > Open> and choosing your image. This below is my desired image for this tutorial:

Next, you must duplicate your image. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+j On your keyboard or by right clicking on your base layer [it should be titles 'Background'] and pressing Duplicate Layer.

Next, you want to click on your duplicated layer, which should be titled Layer 1 and under the title 'Layers' tab, there should be a drop down box, if you do not see it, I have provided a screenshot below:

Click on the the drop down list, and set your laer to Overlay.

Now you want to go to the Filter tab at the top of your program, and go under Blur AND PRESS Gausian Blur. Adjust your settings to 1.4 radius and then press OK.

If you are satisfied with your result, you may stop now and go under File > Save As >FILENAMEHERE and set the image type as .png (portable network graphic and you are done.

The next step below is optional.

Next, you can go under the Layer option at the top of your program and go under New Adjustment Layer > Curves. A new window will should pop up, adjust your settings to Input: 28 Output:42 and press OK.

Now you may stop now and go under File > Save As >FILENAMEHERE and set the image type as .png (portable network graphic) and you are done.

This is my result of the image:

Tutorial Comments

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ahh~ love it!

By xchangminniex on Jul 1, 2009 3:16 am

love it :D

By penis-chan on Sep 17, 2008 11:37 am

very good tab!

By warwornlipstick on Sep 12, 2008 6:24 pm

i've always wanted to know how to do this effect! thx!!

By beexheart on Sep 6, 2008 11:00 pm

this helped...thanks[;

By thiii on Aug 29, 2008 10:05 pm


Danke for the tutorial!!

By liebmichinzimmer483 on Aug 23, 2008 5:25 pm

saving it as a PNG file.

By JoannaJinx on Aug 23, 2008 4:36 pm

you could try using flickr.com

By LiinaSn0w on Aug 21, 2008 5:25 am

x] You know when you upload these pictures into photobucket and myspace and stuff the picture looses it's quality x___X how do you keep it clear?

By Kathylien on Aug 20, 2008 5:32 pm

i love the effect this has :)

By SammyTheHeadbutt on Aug 19, 2008 6:24 pm
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Author SaturdayRiot View profile
Submitted on Aug 18, 2008
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Approved on Aug 18, 2008

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