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How to Add a Haze Effect to Your Images in Photoshop

by Waseem Abbas on Dec 17, 2018

Do you want to add the haze effect to your photos? Sometimes adding the fog effect to your images can help them stand out. In this article, we will show you how to add a haze effect to your images in Photoshop.

Adding Haze Effect Using Photoshop Layers

First thing you need to do is open your image that you want to edit in Photoshop.

After opening the image, click on the Create New Fill or Add Adjustment Layer icon from the bottom right of your Photoshop screen and select the Levels option.

After selecting Levels, you will find multiple settings. You need to start by adding a number to the Output Levels and see its effect on your image.

Next, you need to click on the same icon and select the Brightness / Contrast option. In this setting, we recommend that you downscale the Contrast for best results.

Once you are done with the Brightness / Contrast, your next step will be the adjustment of saturation.

Go ahead click on the same icon again and select the Hue / Saturation option.

You should downscale the Saturation slider to adjust the effect on your image.

Lastly, click on the same icon and select the Solid Color option. It will open the color picker.

You need to select a color that adds a similar shade to your photo and click on the OK button.

Upon selecting the Solid Color, it will fill your image completely.

To achieve the best result, you should change the blending mode of this Solid Color layer to Soft Light.

Now, you can decrease the Opacity of the Solid Color adjustment layer to the point where you find your image has the best haze effect.

That’s all. You can see the before and after image below.

As always, the settings for best results will vary from image to image.

We hope this article has helped you to learn how to add a haze effect to your images in Photoshop. You may also want to check out our guide on how to sharpen your images using Photoshop.

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How to Create a Soft Haze Effect in Photoshop

by Waseem Abbas on Dec 20, 2018

Do you want to add a soft haze effect to your photos? Sometimes adding the haze effect to your outdoor images can make them stand out. In this article, we will show you how to create a soft haze effect in Photoshop.

Adding A Soft Haze Effect In Photoshop

First thing you need to do is open your image in Photoshop.

You should start by adding an adjustment layer from the bottom right corner of your Photoshop screen, and select the Curves option.

It will open a panel of settings. You can simply lift up the curve from the points as shown in the image below.

After the Curves setting, you need to go ahead and add another adjustment layer, this time you should select the Levels.

In this step, you need to adjust the Output Levels when RGB is selected in the dropdown for the best results.

Now simply change the RGB to Red, Green, and Blue simultaneously to adjust the Output Levels for each setting accordingly.

Next, you should add an adjustment layer and select the Solid Color option to add a soft haze effect in your photo.

Go ahead and pick a Solid Color from the color picker. Remember this color will be used to add the soft haze effect to make your image stand out.

After adding the Solid color, you have to change the blending mode of this layer to Exclusion and adjust the opacity to a lower percentage.

In the last step, you need to add an adjustment layer and select the Gradient Map.

You can simply edit to choose the (Violet, Orange) gradient from the settings for a beautiful photo effect.

It will add a gradient on your image. You should change the blending mode of the layer to Soft Light and reduce its opacity.

That’s all. See this before and after image below.

These settings for the soft haze effect may vary from image to image.

We hope this article has helped you to learn how to create a soft haze effect in Photoshop. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add a haze effect to your images in Photoshop.

If you like this article, then please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more free photo editing tutorials.

Using WordPress and want to get Envira Gallery free?

Envira Gallery helps photographers create beautiful photo and video galleries in just a few clicks so that they can showcase and sell their work.

Want to add a soft haze effect using Photoshop? Here is a step by step tutorial on how to add a soft haze / fog effect to your images.