STEP 1: OPEN THE IMAGE

Open the image you want to edit in Photoshop.

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STEP 2: BOKEH OVERLAY

Drag and drop the Bokeh or Color Overlay on the document you are working.

When the image appears in Photoshop, it already has it’s “handles” active which will allow you to resize it to the size needed.

Click on the checkmark on the upper menu bar (or Enter) when you satisfied.

Use the move tool to drag the image.

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STEP 3: COLOR OVERLAY

Change the blending mode to Overlay or Soft Light.

Adjust opacity as needed.

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STEP 4: ADDING A LAYER MASK

Chose a soft round brush at 30% opacity, select black color mask, click the layer mask to the right of layer with Bokeh  and using the brush mask as desired to achieve a more natural result

Remember that when you mask, black hide things and white reveals them. The beauty of using masking as opposed to the eraser tool is that this method is non destructive and can be reversed at any time.

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STEP 5: CONTRAST AND BRIGHTNESS

You can change the parameters of the part of the picture. In this picture I want to change contrast and brightness of the girl.

Chose Lasso Tool.

Select the girl.

Right click Feather. The Feather Selection dialog box appears.

Enter 200 or 250 pixels and click OK

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Select Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast

 

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The Brightness/Contrast  dialog box appears.

 

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Enter new values and click OK.

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STEP 6: SUNLIGHT OVERLAY

Add the Sunlight overlay to your image using File > Place or simply drag it straight in.

Resize to fit your image (if required). Hold down the SHIFT key whilst pulling the handles to maintain the same image proportions.

 

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Change the blending mode to Screen.

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STEP 7: SAVE FILE

That’s it.

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