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Free Bokeh Heart Overlays for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just a week away so today I’m sharing a package of free bokeh heart overlays for Valentine’s Day! To use them, just pop one into a program like Photoshop or something else that works with layers and blending modes, change blending mode to “screen,” and modify the opacity to suit your needs! If you don’t have PS, that’s no problem – you should be able to use these with inexpensive/free options like Pixlr and Gimp.

Nothing beats capturing bokeh in camera, but that may not be an option for you. With these overlays, you can add a heart texture to any photo, even if you don’t have a DSLR. They may be a little bit silly, but sometimes a little silly is a whole lot of fun. 🙂 If you’re not sure how to use the overlays, I put together a quick video demonstrating the process.

You can grab these heart bokeh overlays as a pay what you want item in my Selz store, price starting at totally free! You can pay $0 for them, or you can make a small contribution if you’d like.

All of these overlays were created in Photoshop. The process is fairly simple and really fun – if you’d like to see how, please stop by teammate Rose’s post DIY Heart Shaped Bokeh for Valentine’s Day! If you’d like more texture overlays, please check out this grunge paper overlay pack or this second set of grunge overlays.

Even though these were created in Photoshop, my husband and I are also working on creating overlays with bokeh captured in-camera. We have a couple different lenses that capture absolutely amazing bokeh, including the LensBaby Sweet50, so we’re really excited about the project! We can’t wait to share soon.

Apparently I prepare for Valentine’s Day by playing with Photoshop. How are you preparing?

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  • Rose February 7, 2017, 11:47

    Thanks for the mention! Your heart overlayers are beautiful!

    • Rose February 7, 2017, 11:49

      Overlays, so sorry!

    • Natashalh February 7, 2017, 13:50

      Thank you! I had autocorrect strike a comment on a friend’s IG post the other day and I didn’t realize for hours. We actually have several cut outs for various shapes of bokeh and need to take more pictures of in-camera bokeh effects because it’s so much fun!

  • Duni February 13, 2017, 00:08

    I just love heart bokeh 🙂

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