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Enhance light in three steps

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
April 24, 2015

Control and direct light using the Lighting Effects filter

1. Adding a spotlight

Open your image and go to Filter>Light Effects. From the drop-down menu choose Spot, set Colour #daf7ff. Adjust the size of the spotlight and the intensity, as well as the other settings until you are happy.

2. Edit light and colour

Add a new layer, go to Image>Apply Image. Repeat the previous step, only choosing Point Light and setting Colour to #d9daee. Adjust size and the settings of the Point Light to focus the light on the subject’s face.

3. A dreamy blur

Add a new layer and go to Image>Apply Image. On this layer, apply Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur, setting the Radius to 10px. Set the blend mode to Soft Light and the Opacity to 40%. This enhances the lighting effects adding an artistic touch to the final image.

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