Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding lens flare, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects (2011).
Admittedly in most case you're likely trying to avoid the appearance of lens …flare in your images. However, at times you might actually want …to add lens flare to accentuate dramatic lighting. …My preference is to add lens flare that only exhibits a lighting variation, not a …color variation. In fact when I capture a photo that …actually contains lens flare which often happens when the sun is included in the …frame for example. I often remove only the color effect, and …not the actual flare effect. Let's take a look at how we can add a …lens flare effect to a photo. In this case, I'm going to use a separate …layer, so that I protect my original pixels.…
So I'm going to add a new layer, but one with special properties. …So instead of simply clicking on the Create New Layer button. …I'm going to hold the Alt key on Windows, or the Option key on Macintosh while …clicking on the Create a New Layer button. …That blank sheet of paper icon at the bottom of Layers panel. …Doing so will cause the New Layer dialog to appear. …
- Safely experimenting with creativity
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Using Curves presets for creative effects
- Applying a vignette
- Using the Filter Gallery
- Applying a Gradient Map adjustment
- Creating a multiple exposure effect
- Hand-painting an image
- Creative projects
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Creative Basics
2. Expanded Creativity
3. Targeted Creativity
4. Creative Projects
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