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Lighting in a Flash!

Programs Used - Photoshop
Difficulty - Novice


Greeting people, yes I know I have been slack in creating new Photoshop tutorials for you, and well here is one for all of you!!!



Start with a blank image, what we are using here is a 320 x 240 image but you can go with whatever size you want!
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<i><b>Programs Used - Photoshop
Difficulty - Novice</b></i>

Greeting people, yes I know I have been slack in creating new Photoshop tutorials for you, and well here is one for all of you!!!

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Start with a blank image, what we are using here is a 320 x 240 image but you can go with whatever size you want!
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/01.gif"">

Now place your background in there, I have got myself a nice background but you can use anything
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/02.jpg"">

Add a new layer [shift+ctrl+N] and name this layer lighting.
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/03.jpg"">

Make sure that your on default colours here (black and white) so press D and it will be all good!

Now what we are going to do is use clouds to create our lighting!! Go to Filter>Render> Clouds and let it render on to our lighting layer like this
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/04.jpg"">

Now what we do next is go to Filter>Render> Difference Clouds and let it do its magic!
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/05.jpg"">

You may not see what we have but once you Inverse [Ctrl + I] you will get the beginning of the effect, if you doingt like where the white lines are going just go back to the first step of the clouds and try again.
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/06.jpg"">

Hopefully you have got yourself a mass of bright lines running thought your image looks nice doesn’t it? Now the next step is to use Image>
Adjustments> Levels to bring this window up
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/07.jpg"">

Move the sliders until you get something like this image here
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/08.jpg"">

Now doesn’t that look pretty, now I have way to many lines here so ill just trim the ones I don’t need.
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/10.jpg"">

Looks like a mess now right? put the lighting layer on screen and volia! Looking sweet isn’t it?
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/11.jpg"">

But the lighting needs some colour Go to Image>Adjustments> Hue & Saturation, and make sure that Colourize is checked, adjust the lighting to the colour that you want then press ok
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/12.jpg"">

Now that’s looking sweet! This technique when used can be very handy for adding a bit of zap to a image
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/13.jpg"">

Now ill just integrate it a bit more into the image and here it is!
<img src="http://www.amybridger.com/ozriff/oz/tq/02/14.jpg"">

All I did was rotate the lightning layer, added a layer mask and using the paintbrush tool masked the area I didn’t want to see the lighting

I hope this is helpful for all of you guys!

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OzFuture
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