Hello guys it’s Vaibhav here and in this tutorial I am going to show you how to Bokeh brush effect. It’s actually happens out of focus optical lights but we are going to do it with are PS. Isn’t it amazing? It adds an amazing effect to your model especially if you are a fashion photographer. I am just going to use brush, blending mode and nothing more.

step 1: set up your brush


Press B to select brush or you can do it clicking brush icon in the left panel. Now go to windows>brush presets.


Now click on toggle the brush panel which you can find at the top of the brush panel.


First set the size=80px. Now the size of your brush will be 80 pixels.. Uncheck flip x and flip y. By the way it is not going to affect your brush because we are using round brush and it is symmetrical in all aspects. Set the hardness to 60%. It defines the blur of the edges of brush. Check spacing and set it to 200%.

step 2: setting up effects


Now click on the shape dynamics. Drag the space jitter bar to 20% and the angle jitter to 100%. This will give you a slight variation in size as you paint. You can increase this if you want to space them out more. As an option, if you are using a pressure-sensitive tablet, you can set the Control pop-up menu to Pen Pressure, and the size will vary based on how hard or soft you press down on the tablet.


Set the scattering to 1000%. This will scatter your brush to its maximum level. As you can see in the first pic, all the diffused light or out-of-focus lights are scattered. Set the count to 2 and set the count jitter to 0%.


Now go to texture. Drop down the texture style, go to texture fill 2. Locate Stucco 4. Set the scale to 100%, Brightness to –86, contrast to 100%. Set the depth to 10%. Set the mode to subtract.


Go to transfer. Set the opacity filter to 100%. Set the control for opacity filter off. Now drag the flow jitter to 50%.


Go to  color dynamics. Check apply per tip. Set the foreground/background jitter to 0% and set the hue jitter to 50%.

step 3: Apply brush

First off make an new layer by pressing ctrl+shift+N or command+shift+N. Now apply brush. Always do experiments. If you think that your brush scatters too much than change then decrease your scattering. You can also change the opacity and fill bar to make your effect looks more realistic.


And finally you are done here. I know you guys are thinking it’s so long trick but it would take only 3-4 minutes or less if you know are familiar with Photoshop.  Thanks for reading this article and lot of cool tricks are also available here. Enjoy them also. Don’t forget to leave comment and also don’t forget to share it with Facebook, Twitter and more. Follow trickyphotoshop on Twitter for the latest updates and also don’t forget to like trickyphotoshop. If any trick that you want to know that you don’t know that simply contact me by emailing me and my email address is given below. I would love to teach you that trick.

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Comments on: "#27 Bokeh Brush Effect" (1)

  1. virag sharan said:

    nice idea

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