Adding lightning to a sky with Screen


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Adding lightning to a sky with Screen

Now I don't know about you but when I look at this image, I'm thinking, man, this image could use a lightning bolt coming out of that cloud and hitting that horizon line, don't you think? Me too. So let's learn how to create lightning and just kind of as a reminder here, we are not really learning how to do lightning here. I want to reinforce what the Screen mode is all about, the Screen blending mode. Let's get started by creating a new layer, and if I hold down the Option key or Alt as I click on the layer, I get a chance to name it. So I'll go ahead and call it Lightning. Great. And to create lightning in Photoshop, we'll start with our default colors, black and white.

Just press D for default black and white and then we'll go to the Filter menu > Render > Clouds. Kind of make sense, right? In order to have lightning in the sky, there probably needs to be clouds first. Next we'll go to Filter > Render > Difference Clouds. Now it may be...

Adding lightning to a sky with Screen
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Adding lightning to a sky with Screen provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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