This article is the second one in my layer mode series tutorials, last time I demonstrated Hard Mix blending mode, and today I will show you a practical way to use Linear Light layer blending mode combined with Gaussian Blur to achieve a glowing/radiance effect on the image.
The photo below was shot last year during Palouse workshop at sunset time, capturing the beautiful rolling hills bathing in light and shadows. Overall, the image out of camera is too flat comparing to what I saw at the time, I would like to increase the contrast and add atmospheric glow/radiance to the highlight and midtones. I will use the Linear Light layer blending mode and Gaussian Blur to achieve the result.
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