Tutorial Thursday Nov. 19

I’ve been busy working on new projects for Tuesday’s webinar…don’t forget to sign up (link below)!

For today’s Tutorial, I took a simple maple leaf and jazzed it up a bit!

Original Image – pretty boring and blah!

I duplicated by background layer and did a little healing and cloning. I then added two of my Bokeh Textures. The first is “Peacock Blend Bokeh” from Bokeh Set #1 > at Blend Mode Overlay and 82% Opacity. Then I added “Peach Sky” from Bokeh Set #2 > at Blend Mode Soft Light and 65% Opacity. I masked a bit off of the leaves. Here’s what it looks like with the 2 textures:

Next I opened Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4 and added Clarity Bump. In Photoshop I reduced the opacity of that to 80%.

Next came Topaz Studio 2 where I added the Impression Filter and Lens Flare.

Lastly I added a Vignette Filter in Nik Color Efex Pro 4. And here’s the final image:

And here’s the final layer stack:

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Just one of the projects I will demonstrate!


I’ve created two new Texture Sets and five new Sky Sets! The Textures were created in Procreate on my iPad, and the majority of the skies were photographed from my back deck here in Tennessee (we have GREAT clouds and skies here!).

You can add the skies to Luminar 4 or the upcoming Luminar AI! OR, use them in the new Photoshop Sky Replacement feature. No reason not to photograph mid-day — bald sky, no problem!

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