Winter Radiance

From my tumblr...Hello~ I made a tutorial on this winter, cold effect. It doesn't really lighten the image as much as it brings out cool colors. It's a little long, but it's really easy.

1. Open your image. Click on Brightness and Contrast (Layer - New Adjustment Layer). Set to Brightness -40.

2. Go to Color Balance. Set to Cyan-Red +20, Yellow-Blue -30.

3. Make a new layer, fill with #aac5f6. Set to Soft Light.

4. Go to Levels. Set to First: 20, Second 1.20. Open Brightness/Contrast again. Set to Brightness -30, Contrast 60. Open Vibrance, set it to +100.

5. Duplicate your base image, drag it to the top and set it to Soft Light. Make a new layer, set it to Screen and fill it with 57516c.

6. Open Brightness/Contrast again. Set to Brightness -20, Contrast 20. 

7. Duplicate the base image, drag it to the top. Go to Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur. Set it to 50 or so, depending on your image size and subject detail.

8. Set that layer to Soft Light at 50% opacity. Duplicate the base image, drag it to the top. Set that layer to Soft Light at 60%.

9. Make a new layer. Add large round dots to the image randomly. Apply the same Gaussian Blur as used before.

10. Merge all layers. Duplicate the base layer and set it to Soft Light. Merge again. If necessary, go to Filter - Noise - Reduce Noise. Set Strength to 2 and Sharpen to 42. Leave the others at 0. Now you;re done!

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