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How to make haze on your photos

Step 1
Open our photo (you can download original from here).
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Step 2
Make copy of "background" layer by pressing CTRL + J. Name new layer "temple_copy".

Step 3
We now have to make a brush from the clouds in this photo. You can see our tutorial on how to make a brush where I explain in details how to do this. So I'll now go very quickly with this procedure.
Click on "temple_copy" layer, pick Lasso tool (L on keyboard) and make selection around one of the clouds.
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I'll use the right one. After you selected it press CTRL + C to copy this selection. Now make new document by pressing CTRL + N and copy selection to new project by pressing CTRL + V.
With Magic wand tool (W) select blue sky and delete it. Manualy make small changes to the edge of the cloud so that blue color is gone. CTRL + left click on the layer with the cloud to select it and go to the EDIT - DEFINE BRUSH PRESET. Make new brush as you want, but remember how you named it. Close document and go to our original project.

Step 4
Make new layer, name it "haze", pick Brush tool (B), select brush that you just made, press D on keyboard to select default colors, lower opacity to around 50 and start painting over the top of temple and that trees in behind.

Step 5
Go to the FILTER - BLUR - MOTION BLUR. Select values as I did. Click OK.
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Step 6
Once more go to the FILTER - BLUR - GAUSSIAN BLUR and select values as I did. Click OK.
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Step 7
Pick Eraser tool (E) change opacity to around 80% and remove haze that is over the temple. Be very precise when going near the edge. In this case you can lower opacity more.

Step 8
Change opacity of "haze" layer to 70% (you can experiment with values).

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author of this tutorial is Vladimir Markovic

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