How can I recreate this bubbly effect on photos?

bubble effect


1 Answer 1


Find or take a photograph of some bubble wrap.

Open an image you want to use

Copy and paste, or place the bubble wrap image as a new layer

Set the layer blending mode to Overlay

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You can also experiment with different layer blending modes, or reduce the layer opacity of the bubble wrap if you want.

  • I see the spammy users got burninated. This still provides a good answer to a lazy question, though.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jul 21, 2022 at 11:10
  • Now explain why someone would do this. 😉
    – Wolff
    Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 10:27
  • @Wolff - well, there's no accounting for taste!
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 10:42

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