10 Best Photoshop Effects to Add Beautiful Bokeh to Photos
Bokeh is a bit hard to describe. The way lenses work, when a part of a scene is not in focus it creates a not-sharp image. Depending on a number of factors, the way these areas present can be very aesthetically pleasing. Good bokeh, and the volume it creates in an image, is one hallmark of quality lenses and a creative photographer. While it’s not always possible to create bokeh in-camera, there’s no reason why you can’t add some in post-production!
Here are our ten favourite bokeh effects for Adobe Photoshop from Envato Elements, where you can download unlimited resources for a monthly subscription – go get creative!
From phone selfies to professional DSLR photographs, you can add beautiful bokeh effects with the Bokeh Photoshop Action. There are ten colour effects to choose from and it works from Photoshop version CS3 and above.
The Aesthete Collection is a set of 140 actions that uses a gentle blend of colours and tones to create intricate moods and atmosphere for your photographs. Get the perfect soft-focus blur to blend with your backgrounds including some added light effects like moon glow and back-light.
Bokeh doesn’t have to be soft blur or circles; try stars! Star Filters Pro is an action set that includes eight different styles of star filter: from large to small, with a variety of points to each shape. These will work particularly well on scenes with road traffic or street lighting.
The Lotus Action Collection is filled with 56 gorgeous actions to let you make subtle adjustments to your images, or completely change the look! The set includes some lovely bokeh options in a variety of colours.
If you like bokeh, you’ll love Bokeh Bomb Creation Kit. Actions, brushes, gradients and overlays are bundled together into one useful package so you can create some stunning results with your photographs.