Enhance dull photos soft contrast. This Photoshop effect enhances contrast and saturation.
Apply the Soft Contrast Effect
The soft contrast Photoshop effect is easy and quick. Follow the steps below to apply the soft contrast effect.
Open a photo you would like to edit. Or, you may use the photo used in this tutorial (from iStockPhoto).
Duplicate the layer (Layer> Duplicate Layer or Ctrl+J) and change the blending mode of the new layer to Overlay.
Activate the top layer and apply a Gaussian Blur filter (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur).