Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding drama with Lens Flare, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
Here I'm going to use the Lens Flare filter, in combination with glowing …edges, to liven up this rather lackluster image of Stonehenge that we see on the left. …Let's take a look at the finished version. …So, I have my image to which I have applied the Glowing Edges filter. …And I'm applying glowing edges with a blending motive difference which gives …this interesting effect to the edges especially interesting I think in the sky. …Now I have to admit I chanced upon this one randomly and that is sometimes how it …works with filters. There are some happy accidents.…
And there are some unhappy ones as well. But I'm not sharing those with you. …On top of that, I have a layer of black converted to a smart object, to which I …have applied the Lens Flare filter. And which I have made into the Screen …Blend mode. It gives an interesting effect if we view …it in the Normal Blend mode. When we change it to screen, the black is neutralized. …And all we see is the flare itself. Which is one of the main points I want to …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
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