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Photoshop editing trick: Quickly brighten a lens flare

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
March 10, 2013

Shortcuts speed up Photoshop – here’s a couple of the important ones to bear in mind

A trick to brightening a lens flare, or any layer involving a blend mode, is to duplicate it by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+J and then merging them together using Cmd/Ctrl+E to reduce the number of layers into just one.

What you’ll find is that Photoshop will combine the brightness values of both layers, making the flare stand out more.