How to get this effect?


Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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In Photoshop, try running Gaussian Blur filter over it with a generous radius, then Edit>Fade>Overlay... after that, you could also then mess with Curves and/or Saturation to get the final result you want.
 

speakerwizard

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that actually looks like an hdri photo to me, which can bring out some loverly strong colours, but sure you could fake that kind of saturation
 

bartelby

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Jun 16, 2004
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try duplicating the layer then, for the new layer

set blending options to soft light.
Image -> Adjust -> Hue / Desaturate. Set Desaturate to -70
Image -> Adjust -> Brightness & Contrast set both to +10
Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur - Set to 7.0 .

Flatten the image and play with levels settings