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Old 11-12-2003, 03:58 PM
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Into The Light

Here is the shot with my glow attached
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Old 11-12-2003, 04:06 PM
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Must have posted incorrectly. Sorry, below is the original shot of train tracks. What I was trying to achieve was a shot of the tracks converging on a light that eminates or blazes from where the tracks converge. The best I could do was create a soft warm glow by using a separate layer with an an outside glow property. I welcome any comments/suggestions on how to produce a more photorealistic blaze. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-13-2003, 02:33 AM
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I think the effect you did is fine. The over all pic (I think) would have looked better with a lower perspective.
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Old 11-13-2003, 10:26 AM
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Yes, I completely agree, but I was standing on a bridge over the tracks with no way to get lower and still have the rails centered.
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Old 11-13-2003, 01:44 PM
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Larry, is this close to what you were wanting to do? What I did here was to dupe the background to a new layer and did a gaussian blur and then lowered the transparency to 50% and merged it with the background. I then applied a Lens Flare effect of a 35mm Prime and placed it at the convergence of the tracks. I used Corel Photopaint for this.
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Old 11-13-2003, 10:01 PM
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I was just having fun with this, but it's pretty. Kind of crazy-looking, but nice to look at.

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Old 11-14-2003, 09:16 AM
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Hunter, you are a genius! That is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I don't have photopaint, so I hope I can duplicate this in PS7. Can you suggest how to create this 35mm lens flare effect?
Meg, you are certainly creative, Thank you for taking the time to play with this.
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:53 AM
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I don't use PS, so I don't know if it has Lens Flare effects. In older versions of Corel Photopaint, they only had like one or two lens flare effects. Current versions have quite a few and allow you to vary colors, tails, size, falloff, etc. I'd be kind of surprised, though, if PS didn't have a lens flare effect - it might be listed as a "camera" effect or something like that.
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Old 11-18-2003, 10:41 PM
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Lens Flare

Using - Filter>Render>Lens Flare on a black layer set to screen mode works.

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Old 11-19-2003, 04:31 PM
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Thanks Christine. I think that's the best solution!
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Larry
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