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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Advanced Lighting Effects Manipulation PART 1 –

This is a more advanced manipulation tutorial where you will learn advanced lighting techniques. I announced this tutorial on one of my newsletter and here it is.

==PART 2==

On the first part of this tutorial I will show you how I turned an alley into a dark night environment using layer styles and the brush to paint shadows. I’ll also show you how I created realistic headlights for the car.

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