RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

changing or creating light direction

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-15-2010, 10:01 AM
moochachanyc moochachanyc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
changing or creating light direction

if you have a very flatly lit photgraph, is it possible to make it look dramatically lit from behind? or change it from a flat to a strong brightly lit directional light, say from the left side casting shadows along the right side of the face etc. is it possible to do this and not look fake? anyone have a before/after example of that?

thanks!
moo
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 03-15-2010, 10:18 AM
Der_W's Avatar
Der_W Der_W is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 558
Re: changing or creating light direction

It is possible and can be done, but you need a lot of knowledge of the shape, surface etc. of the object you want to change the lightening on.
For example you could use a new layer on "Soft Light" blending mode and darken particular areas, lighten the other side and bring in some shadows.
I have actually no example of my own to show you, but Quantum has done something similar in his portfolio: http://quantum3studio.daportfolio.com/gallery/111332#4
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creating a fill light in photoshop? nick24a Photo Retouching 5 07-09-2009 02:50 AM
Problems copying a light in lighting effects Canna W Photo Compositing 3 10-18-2008 10:33 AM
best way to create soft/hard light effect in ps kenwood Photo Retouching 6 05-15-2008 12:34 AM
GE Reveal Light Bulbs good or bad? Marni48 Input/Output/Workflow 4 01-24-2008 03:31 AM
Streak of light across face hallsey Critiques 2 11-18-2007 09:32 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved