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Can anyone share how to do this lighting effect in Photoshop as a post-process? enter image description here

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  1. Blur image
  2. Color filter the whole image yellow hue
  3. Add opaque paintbrush layers (with huge brush) for blue and purple colors
  4. Touch-ups/details
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    \$\begingroup\$ Please see meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3881/… . Also, that is a creepy image! \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, please do add more text description to the question — it'll help search later. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Jan 28, 2015 at 14:37

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Besides the obvious Lens Blur it looks like it was overlayed with a Gradient Fill layer using a custom color gradient, or the overlay could have been a layer containing a few coarse color splotches: yellowish on bottom, bluish left, and purplish right.

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This image may actually feature very little Photoshop or post-processing from any computer software at all. It may simply be taken with lights gelled to the appropriate color, and with the lens defocused.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Or even with various colors of Vaseline on different parts of the front of the lens (or on a filter). \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Jan 29, 2015 at 0:45

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