Sometimes I use this effect to give lighting a boost.
Filter > Other > Maximum
Filter > Blur > Gaussian
Image > Adjust > Hue/Saturation (possibly also Levels)
Layer Mode: Soft Light
Make sure you duplicate your layers to preserve your original so you can play around. Be careful not to overdo it or you’ll end up with something tacky.
This is excellent for unifying light, too. For example, if you want to add a soft yellow sunlit glow to parts of a drawing but a cooler glow to others. You can colorize the blurred layer accordingly.
You can also spot-highlight using a brush. Get a round brush with low hardness and low opacity, pick a light color, and set the brush mode to Soft Light. Works great on metal and glass to add a bit of glow to highlights, but again, use it sparingly.
the thing is though i dont think i’ve ever met a single dude who genuinely made an effort not to be misogynistic but still actually takes offense when a woman says “urg, men”
and pretty much every white person who is able to recognise and unpack their privilege gets what…
Sometimes Dylan tries to dance like a dork and instead he moves his hips like that and it’s deeply upsetting for me.
Favorite Game of Thrones characters
↳ Tyrion Lannister
"Never forget who you are, for surely the world won’t. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”