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Old 03-14-2005, 05:23 PM
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painting light

Hello everyone :-)

Can anyone help me to find out about the technique that brings such beautiful light into an image? Like in these ones:

Lighthouse 1

Lighthouse 2

I use to use adjustment layers, but I am not sure what you guys did with these pics. Blur??

Thank you VERY much in advance!
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:34 PM
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I have never tried light beams before so I gave it a shot.

I created a new layer, used my polygonal lasoo set with a 10 pixel feather and created the shape I wanted the light.

Filled it with a white to nothing gradient and backed the opacity off till I had it about right. Then I used the history brush and painted some streaks back into the light.

Last of all, still using the history brush I painted the flag pole back infront of the light.

There is probably easier ways but this seemed to work okay.
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:37 AM
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Light Beam

Wow, that seems to be a good method. Your light beam looks really like the twin of the original one. Thanks so far! I don't work so much with the history brush, maybe I should give it a try.

Any other suggestions?
Thank you all.
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:47 AM
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:17 AM
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Chris, thank you so much for your technique on light painting. I will try the color layer. Sometimes the simplest and easyiest ways to achieve a goal are so far away... We say in Germany "You can't see the forest because of all those trees" :-)

I saw another picture with a sailing boat here on RetouchPro. Also with awesome light painting. I will see, if I can find it again!

Bye for now!
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:32 PM
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Awesome!! I love these clouds and the subtle shades of them in the background. That gives it a fantastic depth and lively, kind of playful touch. I also love the detail in the beams.

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