Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine Paper

 
Valentine's Day is approaching fast, so I wanted to
let you practice adding Valentine Papers to your
high key (white background) photos to make them
look like pretty wallpaper.
 
 
Start by taking a photo of someone in front of
a white wall, or hang a white sheet on the wall.
 
 
First, do a clean edit on your photo so it's ready for
some fun wallpaper.
 
Rita from CoffeeShop Blog has some great tutorials and actions for clean edits!
 
 
To add the wallpaper, open your photo in Photoshop or PSE.
 
Click on File then choose Place from the drop-down menu.
 
Navigate to where you have stored your Valentine paper and click
on the one you want to use.
 
 
The paper will appear over your photo.
 
Grab a corner and hold down on the Shift key to maintain
the perspective and stretch to cover your photo.
 
 
In my case, I only wanted the wallpaper on the wall, so I covered only the wall.
You can also tilt the paper to follow your wall line.
 
Double click to Place or in PSE click the green check mark.
 
 
Above the layer pallet, click on Normal, then click on Multiply in the drop-down menu.
 
You can lower the opacity a tad if needed. (See Opacity slider to the right of blending modes)
 
Create a layer mask and use a soft black brush to remove the paper
from your subject.
 
If you don't know how to use layer masks, simply use your eraser tool.
 
 
The papers really make these Valentine poses much more
fun and festive!
 
 
You can also use the papers to frame a photo.
Just Place your photo over a paper and
stretch at the corner to center it and make it look like the photo is framed.
(Hold down on the Shift key to keep photo in perspective.)
 
 
Here are the papers that I used in this tutorial and a few more.
They are lower resolution, but perfect to use on photos you will be posting online
in e-mails or social media.
 
It's fun to add a paper frame to photos you post on
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meanwhile,
After many years of requests, I am finally selling two sets of  my 

EXCLUSIVE Overlays.

 

Jill Wellington Photography Bokeh Overlay Collection!

 

These are the bokeh overlays that I created myself to

specifically use in my professional portrait business, but
they work great for all types of photography enhancement.
 
The collection includes more than 70 high resolution overlays for $39.99
that can be used personally and commercially with no need to courtesy.
 

 
Click here to purchase for $39.99:

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I'm also selling my
 
Jill Wellington Photography Snow Overlays
 
This collection includes 25 of my favorite Snow Overlays
plus 2 bonus haze overlays for an introductory offer of $19.99
 
 
Click here to purchase for the special SALE price of $19.99
Buy Now
 This is something I have been wanting to put together for
a long time because so many people ask me where I get my bokeh.
 
Thanks for your support
so I can continue to share my photography techniques and
offer fun freebies here on my blog!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Snow Overlays

 
I was so happy this morning because it SNOWED
right before my portrait shoot for my client Miss Emma's
3rd birthday!
 
The shoot went great and Emma was all smiley
and even changed into THREE outfits with no pouting!
 
 
Since I live in Michigan, I get to do a ton of winter
portrait shoots which are my favorite.
 
For years, I have used bokeh and snow overlays that I created myself,
to enhance my portraiture and add some whimsy.
 
 
 
After numerous requests, I am thrilled to announce that I'm selling my
Snow Overlay Collection!
 
These overlays are high resolution for use in
 professional portraits or any other winter photography.
 
Each of my 25 overlays is exclusive to Jill Wellington Photography!
 
 
 
 
The overlays are quick and easy to use and add a
POP of fun and fancy!
 
 
The collection includes realistic snow,  snowflake shapes, bokeh,
light snow, scatter snow, and some have added haze....so you
will be able to create the perfect snowy feel for all your winter photos.
 
 
Here's how to add the snow overlays to your picture.
 
After downloading my Snow Overlay Collection, store them
in a file on your computer that you can locate again.
 
Open your photo in Photoshop or PSE.
Click on File and a dropdown menu will appear.
Click on Place.
 
 
Navigate to your file with the snow overlays and double-click on the overlay you want to use.
It will appear over your photo.
Now, with your curser, click on a corner and drag or rotate the overlay
to fit over your photo.
Double click to place it.
 
 
Above the layer pallet, click on Normal and a dropdown menu will appear.
Click on Screen.
(You can also try Lighten to see if you like that better.)
 
 
To the right of your blending modes, use the opacity slider to adjust how strong
you want your snowflakes.  This is a personal decision.
What looks good to YOU?
 
Create a layer mask and use a soft, black brush to remove snowflakes
off eyes, nose and mouth.
If you don't know how to use layer masks, simply use your eraser tool.
 
To really customize the look to your photos, lower the
opacity on the eraser tool at top to about 40% and dab at various
flakes that are too strong or bright.
 
 
The collection also includes two bonus white haze overlays.
 
You can see the various effects here:
 
 
I'm very proud of this collection that has taken me
years to produce and perfect.
 
The collection of 25 snow overlays
plus 2 bonus haze overlays
is on sale now for an introductory
price of $19.99.
 
This collection will sell for $29.99,
so enjoy my special price while it lasts!
 
$19.99 Sale 
 
Click on  the "Add to Cart" button to purchase
and receive an immediate download.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Bokeh Overlays

 
In portrait photography, high key, white background portraits
will always be popular.  They look so bright and fresh.
 
But through the years, I've been sprucing them up with
bokeh overlays that I created myself to use in my own portrait business.
 
I think they add something special to a high key portrait.
 
 
I give my clients the choice, and they almost always
choose the portrait with the added bokeh,
so I created more!
 
 
And, I continued to add it to my high key portraits.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I even created shaped bokeh including these dainty hearts.
 
 
 
 
Here's how to add these bokeh overlays to a high key photo...or any photo
in Photoshop or PSE!
 
Start with an edited photo and open it in Photoshop or PSE.
 
Click on File and a dropdown menu will appear.
Click on Place and navigate to where you filed your overlay
on your computer.
 
Click on the overlay in your file and it will appear over your photo.
 
 
Grab the corners of the overlay and stretch it to
cover the photo...or the portion where you want the bokeh.
 
Click to place.
 
 
Above the layer pallet, click on Normal and a dropdown menu
of your blending modes will appear.
 
Click on Multiply.
 
 
To the right of the blending modes...lower the
opacity a bit if needed.  Here, I lowered it to 64%,
but you should lower it to your liking depending on your photo.
 
Create a layer mask and use a soft black brush to remove
the bokeh from your subject or any areas you don't want it.
If you don't know how to use layer masks,
just use your eraser tool.
*In my haste...I usually just use the eraser!!*
 
 
It seriously IS fast and easy to add bokeh
and it adds so much pizazz and makes your portraits
pretty and UNIQUE!
 
 
Over the years,
I created lots of bokeh to enhance my portraits.
 
If autumn wasn't showing its colors for an early
October portrait shoot,
I added some ravishing fall bokeh!
 
 
If spring wasn't springing...I created it
with bokeh!
 
Jill Wellington Photography Bokeh Overlay Collection!
 
These are the bokeh overlays that I created myself to
specifically use in my professional portrait business, but
they work great for all types of photography enhancement.
 
The collection includes more than 70 high resolution overlays for $39.99
that can be used personally and commercially with no need to courtesy.
 

 
Click here to purchase for $39.99:

Buy Now
 
I'm also selling my
 
Jill Wellington Photography Snow Overlays
 
This collection includes 25 of my favorite Snow Overlays
plus 2 bonus haze overlays for an introductory offer of $19.99
 
 
Click here to purchase for $19.99

Add to Cart

 This is something I have been wanting to put together for
a long time because so many people ask me where I get my bokeh.
 
Thanks for your support
so I can continue to share my photography techniques and
offer fun freebies here on my blog!

 

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