Light Effects

Learn some light effects that give the fantasy feel to an image.



I was asked to do a couple of photo retouching using Photoshop and photos. So here is one of my 1st tutorials on these techniques. All you got to have is a photo and some skills, do let’s get going with this one.



I will do this one by using a Photo of a mobile and some techniques that I’ve learn through these years.
Here is our initial photo.


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Although the simple drop shadow reflection trick usually looks good in most cases, but this is just to poor and all around used effect.


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Use magic wand tool to select all the whites and also the rectangular selection tool to select the shadow next.


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Then tap delete to erase all the white background. Oh yea, remember to create a twin copy of the background because you can’t erase from the original background.


Next create a layer between the 2 you have already and overlay it with something like green color rounded gradient. We will definitely change the color on some time but now we need it to be green.


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Create another one and overlay it this time with reflected orange to transparency layer with blending mode set to Pin light. Do it several times.


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I’ve used twirl effect in Filters>Distort>Twirl on the orange stripes layer.


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Moreover I’ve dropped some effects using the layer styles of this layer.


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Here is the overall picture.


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Now I’ve changed the background using Pin light black to white reflected gradient on a new separate layer.


It could be better seen on this picture with some element I’ve created in the end of the tutorial.


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I’ve also changed the size of my pattern here and used a twirl filter once again.


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And remember to drag the twirled object layer to foreground, simply by changing the order of the layers.


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Create a copy of our twirl.


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Transform it a little bit.


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Use a mask to create an effect that the curve goes to foreground. (Lower curve)


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Drop a shadow in the UPPER CURVE using layers styles.


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Make the same effect like it goes Round on the upper curve.


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Once again: our modified background. It was created with Pin light black>to>white reflected gradient.


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Some small details can make the design look a lot better.


So make a copy of any curve and transform and place it in layer box like this.


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See the little tail coming from the back of the object? (And of the top left side too) .



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And that is it for shall we say commercial design with Photo usage.



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Hope
you find out how the image can be transformed by adding design elements
and changing the color gammas. Hope to see you next time on
eyesontutorials.com.



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