Tuesday, October 17, 2006

How to alter your photo for a dreamy effect

Layout by Angela Spangler, Creative Team MemberClick on image to enlarge.

Angela's instructions: I used a "Holga Simulator" action to alter my photo. It gives it a dreamy, interesting look. (A Holga Simulator Action for Photoshop can be found at Adobe Exchange
Put the action in your "Actions" folder in the Adobe Directory, then "Load" the action in Photoshop. Play around with the different layers of the image to get it how you want it.

Papers: Jen Wilson.
Overlay from Maya's "Chaos" Paper Pack found at www.scrapbookgraphics.com
"Angel" stamp: Shabby Princess
Photo Corner: Shabby Princess
Floawer: Maya at www.scrapbookgraphics.com
Blue Paper: Fee Jardine
Font: Pea Jessica

More resources:

Add artistic effects to your photos with these free actions
Installing and exporting actions for Photoshop (not for Elements)
How to run actions in Photoshop Elements 3, 2, and 1
Curves and other goodies for Photoshop Elements

Keywords: Adobe Photoshop, Advanced, Artistic Photo, Beginner, Blend Modes, Photo Editing, Photoshop Elements PSE, PS7, Printing, Resources

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