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Faking Backlit Sunset light on Model

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Old 05-27-2009, 07:50 AM
richardnyc richardnyc is offline
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Faking Backlit Sunset light on Model

I was wondering if anyone has seen a thread on this. I have been playing around with lens flare in PS then making that layer warmer to make the non back lit image warmer and softer...Any ideas would be appreciated
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:35 AM
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Re: Faking Backlit Sunset light on Model

It sounds interesting. Could you explain what you're trying to do in a bit more detail?
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: Faking Backlit Sunset light on Model

Is it possible you can show a photo that has a real backlit sunset so we have pointer to achieve a fake one?
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:15 PM
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Re: Faking Backlit Sunset light on Model

It helps to have the sun behind the subject to start with in the original photo. In post try sampling a nice warm/orange tone, not too dark, create a new layer and fill it with this color, then change blending mode to "Overlay". Now mask it for appropriate areas that would naturally spill over the edges of your subject. I usually create 2-3 Overlay layers, mask these and adjust opacity to suit, here's a subtle use of the effect -

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