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Old 10-07-2005, 02:00 PM
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Working with lights

Hi guys, actually Im working with backgrounds and lights. I do it with 3ds max and then I use it with photoshop. I think that is possible to make it with PS, but really I dont know. Im trying to make background like this http://www.hstern.com.br (gold to dark). This background have a spot and then go to dark. Anyone know how to make this backgrounds with PS?
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:03 PM
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I would start with a Radial gradient. Take Paintbrush to it with low Opacity (~35%) and my trigger finger on Alt. Painting basically to shape it. Then Gaussian Blur it.

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Old 10-07-2005, 02:17 PM
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Look at this site http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=131
for the turorial named " lighting with layers" . It's a very good movie-tutorial by Russel Brown which describes a nice way to create a descent spotlight.
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:34 PM
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thanks stroker for your reply. Can you think that with this method I can have a background like this?

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In PS, Render>Lighting Effects will get you there directly.

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Old 10-08-2005, 06:04 AM
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Im trying PS>filter>render> LIght Effects, but the result is poor
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:19 AM
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Im trying PS>filter>render> LIght Effects, but the result is poor
"Lighting effects" generally messes up the saturation of the colours.
I usually do this....
1) Make a duplicate layer and run Lighting effects on this - usually a bit exaggerated;
2) Make a new duplicate of the original layer and put this on top of the lighting layer, set mode to Color and opacity to around 50%;
3) Back to the lighting layer, tweak opacity and blending mode (darken / soft light........) to taste.

Maybe a little complicated, but I like to leave room for tweaking.

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