Soft Light Fantasy Photo Effects

A large number of my followers have requested this kind of effect so in this tutorial I will show you how I would create a fantasy looking effect in Photoshop.

What you should to learn from this tutorial is how can adjustment layers can be used to create subtle contrast and color changes to get that soft looking effect. Having a basic understanding of the blend modes will also help you achieve the effect a lot faster.

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Create the vignette effect with these 3 techniques

A vignette effect can help you focus the viewer’s attention on the center of the image by darkening the corners of it. In this video I will show you 3 ways of creating the vignette effect using the Lens Correction tool, the layer mask, and using selections. Enjoy

Advanced Lighting Effects PART 2 –

On the second part of the tutorial I add more details to the scene and add light effects to those details in order to match the main light on the scene.

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How I create abstract attractors in Chaoscope

People have been asking me how I created the abstract shapes from my “Light Shape Megapack” In this video I will show you the method I use to create those abstract shapes using this free but cool software.

Hard Light Effects in Photoshop –

This is the first live tutorial I recorded so I had no idea what I will end up with. Basically I wanted to show how to get a high contrast hard light effect in Photoshop, almost HDR looking. I wanted to keep things realistic so I used the contrast masking technique to keep the original shadows of the model.

This tutorial can be followed in Adobe Elements as well.
0:00 Intro
0:51 Making the background
3:17 Background adjustments
7:49 Adding the model
8:54 Shadow masking in Photoshop
13:07 The hard light effect using dodge & burn
20:50 Hard light effect effacement with filters
23:49 The Shadows/Highlights filter for HDR effect
25:56 Sharpening

Model stock image by Marcus Ranum:
Background image by Julia Starr:
Sky stock image by Pelleron Stock:

Dramatic Lighting – Manipulation Tutorial

This tutorial is for more advanced Photoshop users. The main techniques shown in this video are about lighting effects: how to use the Lighting Effects filter, how to create shadows…

Model by:
0:00 Intro
0:45 Create eh background
1:13 Mask and replace the sky
4:25 Background adjustments
13:10 Dodging & Burning
18:15 Add the model
20:00 Model shadow
22:21 Model adjustments
25:24 Light effects
28:22 Ambient effects

Dont Leave Me – Tutorial

Welcome to another PSD Box tutorial. In this tutorial I will show you how to turn a free stock image into a beautiful manipulation. You will learn how to manipulate light and how to create beautiful realistic shadows.