The Fromage Technique

With this technique, you can get images that look like this.

Image with the Fromage Technique Applied

How to do it

After doing all your editing on your photo that you'd like to do, save it.


  1. Flatten image and change to 8 bit

  2. Duplicate layer (Ctrl-J)

  3. Blur the 2nd layer - Filter>Blur>Smart Blur.

    Suggested settings: 50 radius, 55 threshold (play with these depending on your picture). Use high quality, normal mode.

  4. Optional - at this point you could add a layer mask to the blurred layer and pull some detail out from the background layer make a snapshot so you can go back to this point if you want to.

  5. Flatten the image.

  6. Duplicate the layer (Ctrl-J).

  7. Go to Filter>Stylize>Glowing Edges.

    Suggested settings: Width Edge=1, Brightness Edge=12, Smoothness=3, (once again, play with these depending on the photo and effect you want) .

  8. Invert the image (Ctrl-I).

  9. Go to Image>Adjustments>Desaturate

  10. Change layer blend mode to Multiply.

That's it!

Have fun... PK