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apsara. : (30 May 2016 - 01:21 PM) also! whats the last date for claiming vault points? I just now I realized I have a whole bunch of points which I have to sit down and calculate and claim :O
apsara. : (30 May 2016 - 01:15 PM) yes! I sometimes use screen too, but I mostly use soft light :P
apsara. : (30 May 2016 - 01:15 PM) yes that! use a layer mask to erase the patches you feel are overblurred or oversharpened :)
nyx : (30 May 2016 - 01:15 PM) i use hers a lot and other lighting textures i've found on deviantart and i'll usually duplicate it and set it once to screen and once to soft light
nyx : (30 May 2016 - 01:14 PM) similar but different methods!!
apsara. : (30 May 2016 - 01:14 PM) another way I do it is through lighting textures. Katlynn's lighting textures pack is my go-to and it almost always works for me! I set the textures on soft light
nyx : (30 May 2016 - 01:13 PM) and reduce the opacity/mask away bits as needed. i've been trying it but Amanda does it way better xP
apsara. : (30 May 2016 - 01:13 PM) hii kristina! so there are two ways I get that effect: 1) by duplicating the layer, settting it to graussian blur at a lowish opacity (opacity depends upon img quality. if its lq, keep opacity on the higher side). then I duplicate the layer again, set it on sharpen at a low opacity (usually between 20-30%, again depends on image quality)
nyx : (30 May 2016 - 01:13 PM) i asked Amanda how she did it and she told me she would copy-merge all her layers and then set them to a gaussian blur at 3.4, then set that layer to hard light
starbuck. : (30 May 2016 - 12:57 PM) ....also if anyone else knows tell me the secret ahhhhahah xD
starbuck. : (30 May 2016 - 12:56 PM) rohini are you here? how do you do the kind of blurry but still sharp/glowy effect on your graphics? i've actually seen a few people do the thing but idk hoooow :O
dust & d... : (30 May 2016 - 12:45 PM) yup!
foggy : (30 May 2016 - 12:38 PM) are ybw awards given every few months?
apsara. : (30 May 2016 - 12:37 PM) glad you submitted an entry sofia!
apsara. : (30 May 2016 - 12:37 PM) yus pls enter your YBWs!! I've been the lone entrant in the senior artists thread for a while now :(

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