In this tutorial you will learn how to apply a daydream effect to a mundane image. You will need to use various photo filters and blur filters for this tutorial. I have used a free stock image which is available from: www.sxc.hu
Open an image in Photoshop.
Reset the palette by pressing the ‘D’ key.
Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and select a 1 pixel radius and click ok. You should get the following blurry image below:
Select Filter > Distort > Diffuse glow and add the following settings:
- Graininess = 1
- Glow amount = 7
- Clear amount = 18
Duplicate the layer by pressing Ctrl + J then change the blend mode to screen.
You should now have a daydream effect.