Highlighting Photos — Three Ways

2. Glow Highlights (second of three pages)

Give your photos an attractive glow  Photo editors apply glow highlights to specific portions of images to make those portions stand out gently. Diffused-glow highlights (a.k.a. dream glow and high-key effects) work especially well with portraits, close-ups, and wedding photos because the enhancements convey a magical or romantic mood to photos. Photos with a lot of bright white areas work the best, as shown below in two of five examples.

Newly added!  See several examples of Warren's highlighting techniques on his color highlights page and modified backgrounds page.


Move your cursor on then off each before image below
to see how Warren enhanced the original photos.


Here come five before and after transitions of Warren's to which he embellished one or more colors.

Diffused-Glow Effect on Sky Light  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how, in this black and white photo, the strong sunlit background of high-contrast cumulus clouds becomes softened, giving the fighter jet's edges a soft glow while making it appear extremely close.


Before and after images highlighting the sun-lit clouds with diffused glows

Close-up Diffused-Glow Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see the effect of a diffuse glow on petals of this black-eyed Susan close-up, a good candidate for a diffused-glow effect.


Before and after images highlighting diffused glows added to a close-up of a flower

Softening and brightening the petals adds interest while details in the eye of the flower are retained.

Diffused Glow on Bright Whites  Move your cursor on then off this image to see the softening effect of diffused glows on a bride's gown and groom's shirt.


Before and after images highlighting diffused glows added to a bride and groom's white garments

The diffused-glow effect was also applied to the surrounding background to soften it.

Diffused Glow on Text and Graphics  Move your cursor on then off this image to see the diffused glow that Warren gave to the cup, coffee, and added text.


Before and after images highlighting diffused glows added to text and graphics

A diffused-glow effect given to the cup and added text draws your eyes toward them.

Diffused Glow on Portion of Photo  Move your cursor on then off this image to see the diffused glow that Warren gave to the evening ballerina photo, lessening the glow on her face and hair.


Before and after images highlighting diffused glows that Warrenadded to an evening ballerina photo.

A diffused-glow effect given to most of this photo adds color and a soft attractiveness.





Color Highlighting  |  Glow Highlighting  |  Background Highlighting


In addition to these three photo highlighting pages,
see the large collection of WCD's unique photo edit pages in the left column.




Don't wait any longer to showcase your photo presentations. Contact Warren Camp Design today, at 209-795-7661, to discuss your upcoming campaign and learn how Warren can utilize his digital artistry skills to enhance and give prominence to your photos.