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Add the Bokeh Effect To Your Images ...

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To give a more conventional Bokeh look, experiment with Blurs ... this tutorial sets out on explaining how to build the effect.  Everything else is down to personal taste.


When using photographs, you may have to play with saturation for the best results


 


Techno Robbo has a Plug-in that automates/ simulates the process http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/26826-trs-bokeh-plugin-v11/#entry394563'> Here


 


bokeh_effect_uk2_by_pdntutor-d6fpkhp.jpg


 


Plug-Ins Needed:


 


http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=16643'> AA-Assistant


 


http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=11514'> Bevel Selection


 


http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=8375'> Object Align


 


Optional:


 


http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=885'> Conditional Hue/ Saturation


 


http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=8375'> Drop Shadow


 


bokeh_1_by_pdntutor-d6fpkjj.jpg


 


bokeh_2_by_pdntutor-d6fpklw.jpg


 


bokeh_3_by_pdntutor-d6fpmay.jpg


 


bokeh_4_by_pdntutor-d6fpkof.jpg


 


bokeh_5_by_pdntutor-d6fpkrl.jpg


 


bokeh_6_by_pdntutor-d6fpkty.jpg


 


bokeh_7_by_pdntutor-d6fpl39.jpg


 


bokeh_8_by_pdntutor-d6fpl5b.jpg


 


bokeh_9_by_pdntutor-d6fpl8c.jpg


 


bokeh_10_by_pdntutor-d6fplaw.jpg


 


bokeh_11_by_pdntutor-d6fpled.jpg


 


For the more conventional colour Bokeh


 


bokeh_colour_1_by_pdntutor-d6fplgt.jpg


 


bokeh_colour_2_by_pdntutor-d6fplkb.jpg


 


bokeh_colour_3_by_pdntutor-d6fplml.jpg


 


Some Examples


 


http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/210/b/c/bokeh_digi_art_by_pdntutor-d6fplss.jpg">http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/210/b/c/bokeh_digi_art_by_pdntutor-d6fplss.jpg http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/210/b/0/bokeh_car_by_pdntutor-d6fplpt.jpg">http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/210/b/0/bokeh_car_by_pdntutor-d6fplpt.jpg

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Looking forward to what you make of it Helen.  you're one of the people I had in mind when I wrote it ;) 

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Another way of doing this is to use 'Random Shape Fill' set to only white circles with no outline, get a selection and render a bit of bevel (not absolutely necessary) and blur everything slightly while setting to overlay. You can then play with vignettes and colour effects

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Nice work around. 

 

This tutorial gives options for the shine and placement, but like everything PDN, there's so many ways to skin a cat.  Personally I think the screen overlay adds a certain look / dimension to the finished image.  Again that's interpreted to personal taste ... and choice

 

I could have gone the whole hog and made it like a 'proper' bokeh effect but I like to lay the foundations for people to add their own twist.  

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Using a combination of both examples, I came up with this.  Great tute mate, thanks for taking the time to make it. B)

bokeh2.png

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  Great tute mate, thanks for taking the time to make it. B)

 

You're welcome mate.  A result like that makes it worthwhile and the thanks goes a long way in a world sadly lacking

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