Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

19
Aug'10
Cpotorac
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Aug 2010

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I was playing around with Photoshop these days and discovered a great effect that I think you guys will find usefull.

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Cpotorac
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First of all you need your image. I found my image on sxc.hu. I found this image perfect for what I want to do here.
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What you need to do now is to make the image black and white. For those who use Adobe Photoshop CS3 you must go to Image – Adjustments – Black & White. Also you can play a little with the settings till you get the result you want.
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Now you need to add some lights. Select the Gradient Tool and select this color: #05edfc. Also from the Gradint settings make sure you select the Radial Gradient and for the color effect to be Foreground to Transparent. Create a new blank layer over the image. Click and drag.
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Next name the light Blue and set the blending option to Screen. You can move it wherever you want. I allready have an idea where to put my lights.
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Do this again but this time use this color: #fc05dc. Name it pink.
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And finally the same effect but this time use #fcf905 and set the Blending Options to Color Burn and name it yellow.
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Now I want to make something that will give this image some extra applause. Create a new layer and fill it with Black. Make sute this layer is lower than the lights and over the actual image.
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As you can see I have applied some effects to this black layer. Use my Blenting Options.
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Now set the Fill to 0%. You should have something like this:
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Add a vector mask to this layer and mask away some parts of this patern. Here are my results:
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Now we will make the same thing but but this time make a different pattern. Make a new layer, fill it with black and use these settings. Also set the Fill to 0%.
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Now as we did with the first pattern, make add a vector mask and mask away some parts you don’t want. Here is my result:
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Ok. We have the basic of this image. Now we need to set the brush tool to match our needs because we want to make some sparcles. Go to Window – Brushes. This will bring out the brushes settings. Use my settings or experiment with your own.
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Make a new layer and make a few sparkles. Also make different layers and make sparkles with different size. Here is somethins I have done. Also there is how I organised my layers pallete.
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We will ad some more sparkles later. Now I want to make something new here. Make a new folder, name it Big Cirles and in this folder we will create a new layers. Make a selection like mine using the Eliiptical Marquee Tool.
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Now using the Gradient with a white color selected and Linear Gradient click and drag like me. After you make it you can set the Ocapity lower.
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Now we need to duplicate these circles and try to make a small mozaic with them.
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Next do the same thing but this time smaller circles. Also put them into a separate folder.
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t is time to ad more sparkles to the image. First make a new folder and name it around light. Here make a new layer and draw with the brush around the boy. After that mask away some parts and leave this light only exactly at the edges of this boy.
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Set it to Screen and also duplicate it. Make the duplicate Opacity lower.
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As I instructed you before make some sparcles in a new layer. We want to make these sparkles look like they come from that light around the boy so mask away some of them.
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You are finished. Keep experimenting.

Comments

Comments

07
Dec'11
ToniAdams

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

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05
Sep'11
S. Bala

Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Oh Thank you so much.... It's awesome tutorials. I like it... too much...

04
Sep'11
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

When I make a new layer and I fill it with black, everything turns out black, I don't have the colors on top. How do you do to make the layer be background?

01
Aug'11
Christina

Pattern!

I downloaded the pattern file one of you posted, but I can't seem to load it because it's a RAR file.
Any help?

22
Jun'11
sima

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

very nice tutorial.................................

11
Jun'11
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

I cant find the brush :( any help??

10
Jun'11
Whitey Bulger

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

coulda explained the process a bit better...a little more details on a few steps and this woulda been a great tut!

28
May'11
help

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Hi, everytime I did a gradient, my picture disappeard and i was left with the gradient on a white background, can someone help me and tell me why it does this?

24
May'11
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

hi can someone make a video of this tutorial it would be much help thx

14
May'11
Alishaa

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Awesome tutorial.. love the choice of your colors. Thanks a lot for sharing!

18
Feb'11
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Very nice tutorial
Thanks a lot
Ned
Web design Sydney

10
Feb'11
Apie studio

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

OMG, this is very nice and well detailed tutorial. thanks for sharing

27
Jan'11
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

this is amazing. super easy tut and looks awesome. thanks so much!!!

26
Jan'11
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

thnx for this awsome tut!!! it's great and easy to follow!!

27
Dec'10
Dakota Svendsen

How to get patterns

This is an AMAZING tutorial. I love it, it's a cool design, and extremely easy to follow, and to those people who are asking where to find the pattern, what I did is made my own!

For the first one, make a new image 14x14 pixels, double click "Background" to make it layer 0, erase everything. Right click the brush tool to get the pencil tool, and set the foreground colour to white, at the bottom left corner, click 1 pixel to the right, so theres a space in-between the pattern and the side, and make a 7 pixel long line, then continue until you hit the top (should end 1 pixel below the top) then at the top left corner draw 7 pixels down, and continue to your right until you cant anymore. Click Edit>Define Pattern... and name it whatever you want, then just select it in the pattern overlay section :D

For the 2nd one, make a 15x15 image and make your foreground colour "#797979" Make sure your pencil tool is selected, and make a 3x3 square. Continue doing this going up-left until you hit the top :) And again, Edit>Define Pattern... and name it!

Hope that helped people :)

23
Dec'10
Bleau

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

found the pattern at step 8.
http://peterplastic.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Stripe-patterns-2-14531...
awesome tut

11
Dec'10
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Can you please put a download link for the patterns?It would make it so much easier!

21
Nov'10
ice

You can create your own pattern

For Step 8, you can create the pattern, by creating a new 10px by 10px image with diagonal boxes of 4px. Then, define it as pattern.

Same goes with step 11, only smaller pixel.

Hope, it'll help. :)

21
Nov'10
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

step 8 and 11 i dont have the patterns?Are they default with Adobe Photoshop cs3? I have cs4 & if they are does anyone know where i can download?

18
Nov'10
chukwuemeka nkeze

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Wow! that was a great tutorial. I never posted a comment before but after seeing this tutorial, I had no choice than to say something. I am gonna try it out for my kid's pic. Thanks alot.

15
Nov'10
Anonymous

where did you get the stripes from?

i cant find it anywhere..im using cs3

14
Nov'10
Anonymous

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Having Trouble about the pattern overlay, cannot find the white stripes... =( Anyway, I like this tutorial! ^_^

11
Oct'10
pan

Re: Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Hi, i'm new to this, I didn't not understand the part in step 19..

04
Oct'10
Anonymous

Awesome

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial! It really helps. ^^