Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The EASIEST WAY TO MAKE RAYS OF LIGHT: A Photoshop tutorial for beginners

THE EASIEST WAYS TO MAKE RAYS OF LIGHT
A Photoshop Tutorial for beginners
I have used Photoshop C6 but it will work in earlier versions.

Step 1
Open the image and immediately create a new layer by clicking on the new layer icon at the bottom of your layers palate. Name this layer ’Light Rays"
See below…


Step 2
Set colour palate to the default White foreground, Black background
Go to the menu bar and select Filter/Render /Clouds and hit ‘Enter’.
Your layer should now look like this…


Step 3
Go to your menu bar and select Image/Adjustment/Threshold and hit the ‘OK’ button in the little box that comes up.
Your layer will now look like this..


Step 4
Go to
Filter/Blur/Radial Blur
When the box pops up, set
Amount = 84
Blur Method = Zoom
Quality = Good
The arrow here shows you where the zoom will radiate from.


 You need to place the blur centre over your light source ie the sun or the moon, or where the strongest light is in the sky. In this image, we need to have the Blur Centre it in the top left hand corner. So, with your mouse, slide the zoom centre to the top left of the square box.
The dialogue box should look like this…


 You need to place the blur centre over your light source ie the sun or the moon, or where the strongest light is in the sky. In this image, we need to have the Blur Centre it in the top left hand corner. So, with your mouse, slide the zoom centre to the top left of the square box.
The dialogue box should look like this…


You are nearly there now!
Step 5
Now set the blending mode of this layer to Soft Light (See image below)
Reduce the opacity to 77%
Reduce the Fill to 94%
(The reduction in opacity and fill is a personal preference. Just adjust them until you are happy with the effect.)


Step 6
Now add a layer mask to this layer by clicking on the layer mask icon at the bottom of your layers palate. (See image below)
Now set your foreground colour to Black.
Set the background colour to White.
Select a soft round brush 200px.

And that’s it!! How simple was that?









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