Even though I finally have a more adjustable, potentially bokeh-capturing camera, capturing true bokeh remains elusive, and happens almost by accident.
Enter Pixlromatic’s FAUX BOKEH!
Golden fall grasses with fake bokeh…
White magnolia with fake ‘Night’ bokeh…
An image of a Chinese lantern also with ‘Night’ bokeh applied.
‘Looove’ overlay adds heart bokeh to the unfiltered image. The frame is ‘Twirl’.
Pixlromatic ‘Shine’ bokeh (plus ‘Dean’ filter and ‘Sloppy’ frame) adds mood to a steamy shot of a hot tub up at Silver Star Ski Resort.
Pixlromatic ‘Moody’ bokeh (plus ‘Anne’ filter and ‘Peri’ frame) applied to a shot of some 9th century stone carvings in Galway. One fun thing I like about using Pixlromatic is that I can use the idea behind the ‘overlay’ layer in my own unique way in Photoshop. With ‘bokeh’ I decided it might be interesting to see what went on behind the scenes in Pixlromatic by putting various bokeh overlays onto plain coloured backgrounds. Some of the overlays only worked on dark backgrounds and some only worked on light backgrounds. None of them worked on a pure white background.
The image was captured by overlaying ‘Fog’ bokeh onto a black background.
This one is ‘Rainbow’ bokeh on a dark blue background – it actually is rainbow-coloured but became overwhelmed by the dark blue background.
This one is ‘Night’ bokeh on cream, one of the few overlays that work better on light colours as in the white magnolia and the Chinese lantern photos above. More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Bokeh.