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Photography with rays of Light
I used cs5 when making these photos...

Posted by Jcakes from Florence, South Carolina, United States • Published See Jcakes's 23 projects »

  • How to make a photo manipulation. Ray Of Light - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step1: Open a photo that you would like to edit
    Step2: we need to duplicate the layer (Layer> Duplicate or Ctrl+J).
    Step3: Then we will use the Levels tool (Image> Adjustment> Levels or Ctrl+L). Drag the middle input slider all the way to the left.

  • How to make a photo manipulation. Ray Of Light - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step4: Now that we have the light source identified, we can distort it into a ray of light. For this process, we'll use the Radial Blur filter (Filter> Blur> Radial Blur) with these properties set:
    Amount: 100
    Blur Method: Zoom
    Quality: Best
    After you have those properties set, click and drag the blur center to the area where you would like the ray of light to zoom out from.
    Step5: You'll notice that there are visible speckles on the ray of light if using a photo, So press Ctrl+F
    Step6: Now that we have our ray of light created, Change the blend mode to Screen

  • How to make a photo manipulation. Ray Of Light - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step7: To increase the visibility of the ray of light, we'll use the Levels tool (Image> Adjustments> Levels or Ctrl+L). Drag the right input slide towards the left to increase visibility.
    Step8: Then use the eraser tool and go over parts of the image you want to see, and then use Hue/Saturation to change color. All Done!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
oooh this is awesome interesting, love the effect you have made, i will try this out with my own photoshop. love this.!!!!
thank you for your tute and the sharing, i will certainly try this out, i wished i knew this when i had to draw t he cartoon of mine;-D
Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Cool effect. I think my phone camera functions can do some of the steps and my computer program can do the rest. I love playing with images. Thanks Happy

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