We can use Photoshop’s lens flares as it was intended by Adobe: as a typical refraction of light, which we see when too bright light falls into the lens. But there are also other creative applications to generate a lensflare effect. We are all used to from current action and science fiction films.
Lens Flare Effect # 1: Simulate Refraction
As soon as a strong light source, such as a spotlight or the sun, sends direct light into the camera lens, there may be light refraction, which we know as flare. From a design point of view, this can be a desired effect, which is easily accessible via the main menu andFilters> Render Filters> Lens Flarescan be implemented. The example shows a strong light behind the model, where a lens flare effect would make sense. So let’s shoot our Photoshop and upload the picture.
Lens Flare Effect # 2: Set Point
pressuresCtrl + Jto copy the background layer orShift + Ctrl + Alt + Eto save a reduced version on a new level at several levels. Click onRender filter> Lens flaresopens the appropriate dialogue in which you can specify the position for the center of refraction. Click in the preview and drag the lens flare to the desired location in the image thumbnail. Here, of course, just above the headlight.
Lens Flare Effect # 3: Create non-destructively
Confirm aboutOKand delete the layer by pressing the buttonremove button, I would like to create the lens flare non-destructively, so editable at any time. PressShift + Ctrl + Nand set the mode of NormalOverlayaround. Also, check “Fill with Neutral Color for Overlap Mode”. Thus, the layer is created filled with a neutral gray, the blend mode ensures that this color is not visible. Different but our lens flare.
Lens Flare Effect # 4: Apply Lens Flare
We go back upFilters> Render Filters> Lens Flaresand do not change the position this time. Photoshop has remembered the last position, so that the lens flare is perfect. Select the lens type and control the brightness of the corresponding slider. I’ve set the brightness here to 110% (10% to 300% are possible) and the lens type to 105 mm.
You can turn the layer off and on again to check the effect. If the point is far enough away from the edge, you can use it with themove toolalso easy to position. The opacity of the layer can also control the strength of the effect.
Lens Flare Effect # 5: Combine Lens Flares
Create a new document with 800 x 800 pixels (or larger) and a black background. Create overFilters> Render Filters> Lens Flaresa first point you aboutCtrl + Jcopying. Change the level’s blending mode from NormalTo multiply negativeand transform this copy overCtrl + T, Combine additional lens flares and reduce all levels to the background level. overCtrl + UYou call up hue / saturation, activate coloring and ensure a nice shade over the offered regulators. With other colors quickly interesting results are possible.
Lens Flare Effect # 6: Insert Combination
Inserted above a composition as a separate layer is the positioning over themove toola breeze. Set the blending mode of NormalTo multiply negativearound. overCtrl + Tthe size can be adjusted easily.
Lens Flare Effect # 7: Lens Flare over plastic film
Create a new document of any size (not too small) and a black background. Go to the menuFilter> Filter Galleryand activate thePlastic film, The result is a white star whose strength you can control over the shine. Confirm aboutOK.
Lens Flare Effect # 8: Insert Lens Flare
Activate thatmove tooland pull the lens flare by holding and pulling in the document, which should receive a lens flare. Change the blending mode from NormalTo multiply negativefrom. Quick, the lens flare is positioned appropriately.
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