posted on Jul, 2 2006 @ 07:54 AM
SHEFing an image in Photoshop
SHEFing is a technique in which a picture is “Bloomed”. It gives the appearance of the image glowing and is a very good enhancement to a drama
first load the image you want to SHEF.
I chose this one.
Now first of all you select ‘Image>>adjustments>>Brightness/Contrast’ when the Brightness/Contrast screen appears you set the Brightness to 20
and exit the window.
next, duplicate the ‘background’ layer (assuming you haven’t changed the name) and make sure it is on top of the
‘background’ layer. On this layer you go to ‘Image>>adjustments>>Levels(Ctrl+L) once in this window move the mid-tone slider in the middle to
the right as far as it will go.
Don’t worry that your image looks strange.
while on the same layer select ‘Filter>>Blur>>Gaussian Blur’ and set the radius to 9.
After this open the layer options and choose ‘screen’.
now make a duplicate layer of the first one again. Make sure it is on top again. Now go to Gaussian blur again and this time set the
radius to 3. exit this and go to ‘Image>>adjustments>>Desaturate(Ctrl+Shift+U)’ then go to the layer options and select Overlay.
And this is what the final image should look like.
It will depend on what the original image was so if the effect doesn’t look the same don’t worry, maybe fiddle with some settings and see what the
I appreciate all comments and I hope this tutorial works for you.