The new Lighting Effects filter


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The new Lighting Effects filter

Many of you may remember the Lighting Effects Filter, which took a kind of vacation in Photoshop CS5. In CS4 and earlier, it allowed you to shine lights on to a 2-D image. You could even create emboss surfaces. Now Lighting effects is back and it's better than ever. We have much better controls than we used to have. It's also a larger environment that provides more accurate preview. Lighting effects is compatible with smart objects. So I'm going to select this Image layer and go to Layers panel fly-out menu and choose Convert to Smart Object.

Then I'll go up to the Filter menu and choose the Render command and choose Lighting Effects. And that brings up this big window, very much like the one we saw for the blur gallery. Now by default you have one spotlight. You can try out other presets, so Five Lights Down can be pretty interesting. And each one of them will throw some different lights on a scene. I'm going to switch back to default, however, so I have a single spotli...

The new Lighting Effects filter
Video duration: 6m 29s 3h 20m Appropriate for all Updated Jan 15, 2013

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The new Lighting Effects filter provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS6 New Features

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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