Portrait Enhancement Video

Strategic blur can do remarkable things for a photo. It can either imply a sense of movement and action, or it can evoke stillness, peace, and focus.

I used blur to my advantage in a recent tutorial video. I combined a blur effect from Bokeh with a simulated film effect from Exposure to change a photo’s mood. Although the effects are subtle, the results are significant.

Robert Hamilton let us use his photo of Jillian Rabe for the video. Thanks Robert and Jillian!

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Jimmy does marketing at Alien Skin, he's also the video tutorial chef.
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4 Responses to Portrait Enhancement Video

  1. Mary Joan says:

    Dear Jimmy,

    I have Exposure 4 and trying to find out how you get that High key 40′s or 50′s look. I have tried to archive this effect and can not find it. Can you email me the steps to get this effect. I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you.

    Mary Joan Wright

  2. Karen Egan says:

    Hi, I am trial-ing Exposure 5 and Bokeh at the moment. Can you apply effects to just a portion of the image? I love what it can do and all your products. Keep it up!

    Regards, Karen

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