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Easy Fog Overlays in Photoshop

Posted on 10th April 2019
For this tutorial, you will need an image to apply the effect to and some “Clouds” or “Fog” Textures.

1 - In Photoshop, open the Image you chose to work with.

2 - Bring in the “Clouds/Fog” Overlay image and Resize and/or Rotate it if needed using “Free Transform” (Command/Control + T).

3 - Click “Enter” or the Check Mark icon on the Top Menu to “Commit” the changes.

4 - Change the “Blending Mode” to “Screen” and the “Opacity” to 50%.

5 - Go to the “Adjustments Panel” and create a “New Curves Adjustment Layer” on top of everything.

6 - . “Clip” it down by clicking on the small button at the bottom of the “Adjustments Panel”.

7 - Select the Blacks “Point” (on the left) and move it to the right to an “Input Point” of about 82 and “Output Point” of about 3. Then, move the one on the right (Blacks) to an “Input Point”  of about 245 and “Output Point” of about 255.

8 - Make sure the “Background” Layer is selected and go to the “Adjustments Panel” to create a “New Color Lookup Adjustment Layer” on top of it. Choose “FoggyNight.3DL” as “3DLUTFile”

9 - Then, go to the “Adjustments Panel” again and create a “New Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer” on top of everything. Change the “Contrast” value to 30.

10 -  Check it out.

by @lornacane

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