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Step 1Start by finding a photo that you can demonstrate the effect or you can use the one i will use. Open photo in Photoshop and resize it by going to Image > Image Size (Width 1000 px, Height 667 px). Layer name is
Step 2I´m going to use filters to remove small shortcomings quickly without basic retouching. Apply Filter > Blur > Smart Blur with following settings:
Step 3Then i would like to increase sharpness and brightness a little bit by using Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen.
Step 4Duplicate current layer with photo by using Ctrl+J and apply Image > Adjustments > Channel Mixer with similar settings to these:
Step 5Change layer mode to Color Burn for this layer.
Step 6Now we have two layers: one original layer on the bottom and one copied modified layer on top. Go to lower original layer and duplicate it again with Ctrl+J. Move it above all the layers on Layers palette and apply Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast:
Step 7After that change layer mode for this layer to Lighter Color:
Step 8Now we are going to reduce saturation of the photo. Duplicate current layer again and desaturate copy with Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.
Step 9Increase brightness with Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast:
Final ImageFinally change layer mode to Screen for current layer.