Photoshop Photo Effects
A soft and natural look is a popular effect that you probably saw at some point used by photographers, artists, and designers to add a warm, soft and dreamy feeling to your photos. This kind of effect is perfect for a wide range of creative projects, from digital art to social media posts. While there are many different ways to achieve this look in Photoshop, today I will show you a very easy method to make a Soft & Natural look in a matter of minutes without compromising the output quality of your image with the advantage to use this effect over any of your photos once we finish by creating a preset using the Camera Raw Filter.
Please, keep in mind that every image is unique, so the settings I will show you here should be taken as a basis for all of your images. Yours may require some different values on each of the settings, but for sure will work on most of them.
Open your image in Photoshop.
Go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter.
Expand the "Light" tab and apply the following settings.
Now expand the "Color" tab and apply the following settings.
Next, expand the "Effects" tab and apply the following settings.
Expand the "Curve" tab and be sure to select the "Point Curve".
Click anywhere inside the curve graphic to add a new control point and set the Input value to 128 and the Output value to 135.
Now expand the "Color Mixer" tab and apply the following settings.
Before applying the effect to the image, we will save all these settings as a new preset to use it later over any other image. To do that, click on the "More Image Settings" icon and from the dropdown menu select "Create Preset".
In the Create Preset window, give your new preset a name, select the following options and click OK.
Lastly, simply click OK in the Camera Raw Filter window.
The next time you want to use this photo Effect on any of your pictures, open your image in Photoshop and go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter. In the Presets tab, select the "Soft & Natural" preset we've made in this tutorial and then simply click OK in the Camera Raw window to apply it.