Some Photoshop Techniques to Make Your Pictures Pop!
Photoshop Technique #1: blur/overlay Duplicate your picture layer by dragging the layer to the ‘new’ icon in the layers palette (ctrl+j). Apply a gaussian blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur…). Blur it enough that the detail disappears but the shapes mostly keep their form. In the layers palette, change the blending mode from ‘Normal’ to ‘Overlay.’ If you look at the before and after, you can see that this method makes the light tones lighter and the dark tones darker while s