How to Create That “Famous” Bokeh Effect in GIMP

In this GIMP tutorial, I show you how to create an EXTREMELY realistic “famous” bokeh effect seen on celebrity Instagram accounts across the world! This effect essentially mimics the lens blur or focus blur created by your camera and lens (typically a wider lens will produce a shallow “depth-of-field” – which produces the bokeh effect). I also use the free G’MIC plugin to generate additional bokeh for those of you who want to add more atmosphere to your photo (i.e. add more lights or more depth to your image).

This is a great photo manipulation tutorial for beginners! GIMP is a free alternative to Photoshop and can do truly amazing things for photo editing and manipulation.

Downloads

Download the latest version of GIMP 2.10:
https://www.gimp.org/downloads

Download the Photo Used in This Tutorial:
https://pixabay.com/photos/woman-light-glasses-sunglasses-3035402/

Download the Free G’MIC Plugin:
https://gmic.eu/download.shtml

Useful Links

Visit our website for more text and video tutorials:
https://www.daviesmediadesign.com/tutorials/

Enroll in Our GIMP Photo Editing Masterclass:
https://www.udemy.com/course/gimp-photo-editing/?referralCode=418C294E695EA3962465

Get My New E-book – The GIMP Book of Layers:
https://daviesmediadesign.com/gimp-book-of-layers/

Want to make your GIMP theme look like mine? Check out this GIMP tutorial article:
https://www.daviesmediadesign.com/customize-gimp-2-10-user-interface/

See how you can help out the GIMP Team:
https://www.gimp.org/develop/

 

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