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Bloom / Glow

Bloom / Glow (Effect)Original Image

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Author: AwesomeSauce

Filter Details

  • Downloads: 1831
  • Requires Filter Forge 4.0
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Usage Rank: High
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A subtle (or not-so-subtle) bloom effect.The image levels are filtered so only the brightest parts remain, then blurred and blended with the original image twice. The post controls allow for final levels adjustment.Controls:Black point, white point, and gamma control the level filtering before the blurring and blending.Blur radius controls the radius of the blur.Opacity controls the opacity of the bloom layer.Blend mode controls the blend mode used to blend the bloom layer with the original.Post black point, post white point, and post gamma control the level filtering at the very end.


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Filter Controls

  • Black Point
  • Gamma
  • White Point
  • Blur Radius (0-30px)
  • Blend Mode
  • Bloom Opacity (x2)
  • Post Black Point
  • Post Gamma
  • Post White Point