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I did this tutorial in Photoshop CS3 Extended which is why some of you may have problems. However, that does't mean this tutorial won't work in other versions of Photoshop. Just try it out.

Wish you could make your photos look dreamy? Well that wishing stops here with my tutorial. I will be using a picture I took of the Santa Monica Pier. Here's the before:

Here's the after:

Let's begin!

001.Open up your picture.

002.Go Image>Adjustments>Shadow/Highlight.

003.Enter 50% as your amount in the shadows category.

004.Now do a ctrl+j & set your blend mode to "Multiply".

005.Now go Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur.

006.Enter 4.4 as your radius.

007.And there you have it! Your final product!

If you got lost or have any questions, comment the tutorial & I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :D

Tutorial Comments

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You've used up all of your bandwidth for the images. =\

By HeartOfPandora on Aug 16, 2008 8:32 pm

Awesomeeeee =)
Thnx for this tutorial:D

By darkest-shadowxox on Aug 2, 2008 11:33 am

Wowwwwwwwie. ^,^ Thx.

By NoWorriesDesigns on Jul 5, 2008 5:04 am

this is my favorite thing to do on most pictures :D

By xkrisxo on May 23, 2008 12:13 am

In Photoshop 7.0, we cant do No;2. SO I just leave that bit out, and go through the Blending modes to see which one suits me best!

Very good tutorial!

By JayJayBabyy on May 15, 2008 1:31 am

omg. amazing!

By daniellebby on Apr 22, 2008 12:11 am

Oh that's so gorgeous! And it works gorgeous on most any stock photo so far. Love it :)

By calicreations on Apr 18, 2008 12:25 am

very great tutorial =]

By N4th4li3L on Apr 4, 2008 9:11 pm

love it! thanks!!!!!!!

By missk on Jan 13, 2008 12:08 pm

fantastic effect!!!!i just love it!!thanks a lot!!!=)

By sweethizashi on Nov 28, 2007 11:02 pm
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Author manny-the-dino View profile
Submitted on Nov 14, 2007
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Comments 14
Reviewer SinfullySweet View profile
Approved on Nov 14, 2007

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