In our series of "how it's done" and especially because we are concentrating on Boudoir at the moment, we thought we'd share a little photoshop sequence to get the added glamour glow effect to your images. So:-
here is the original finished image to which we will add the glamour glow effect.
1. Firstly, make a copy of the layer and change the blending more to "overlay":
2. Next select Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur. Select a percentage of blur that softens the image but leaves the features discernable - we used 20% in this example:
3. Now we have lost a lot of detail in the darker areas that we need to bring back and just leave the glow effect on the skin. Select a layer mask and using a black brush, paint out the darker areas to being the detail back, especially in the hair:
4. Finally, to take some of the orange out of the skin, with the mask selected - "create new fill or adjustment layer" - "vibrance". Adjust to taste - we used -40 on the vibrance:
5. Before & after:
Try that sequence a few times then save it as an action - good luck!!