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Dreamy Photo

Author: LunaL

Tools Needed

  • Photoshop 7.0

Step 1 - Duplicate


Let's give this girl natural skin color. First, duplicate the layer.


Step 2 - Hue/Saturation

Hit Ctrl+U to open the Hue/Saturation box.

Tick “Colorize” and play around with the color until you get the skin color you want. In my case, yellowish instead of blue and purple.


Step 3 - Gaussian Blur

Make sure you get the colors right because it's the colors that we will be focusing on. After that, go to Filter > Blur >

Gaussian Blur and blur it to taste.



Step 4 - Blend mode

Done? Good. After that, simply change the Blend mode into “Overlay”


My image ended up like this >


Step 5 - "Lightness"

Just optional touch-ups in case the final picture is too dark.

Hit Ctrl+U and adjust the “Lightness” bar until you get a good color on the skin. Play around with the “Hue” bar too if you still got the color a bit wrong.


Step 6 - Merge

Now merge your two layers together..


And you're done!