By Denny Tang Apr 05, 2011
Make ordinary photo dramatic and interesting. Follow this Photoshop tutorial to learn how to create a soft morning glow effect with just two layers.
First, open a photo into Photoshop. To do this, open the File menu and select Open. If you do not have a photo to work on, you may download the photo used in this tutorial and open it into Photoshop.
Press the Create a new layer button in the Layers pallet. Then change the blending mode of Layer 1 to Screen.
First, set the foreground color to white. You can do this quickly by pressing d and then x.
Now select the Gradient tool from the toolbar on the left. Select the radial gradient option (default is linear). Drag a line from one point to another to create a glow. You may undo and retry until you get the glow that looks natural in the photo.
Now we're going to add a Photo Filter adjustment layer. To do this, go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Photo Filter. Use the default settings but set the density to 100%.
Change the blending mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity if desired.