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Making Fake Flare/Haze Effect

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:19 PM
PhotoHobo PhotoHobo is offline
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Making Fake Flare/Haze Effect

I'm loving this fake light flare/haze effect I keep stumbling across in pro portfolios. You can see it here:
Dave Hill - http://www.davehillphoto.com/commerc...-Kate-Tong.jpg
Chris Chrisman - http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-an5mlajCch...life_v2012.jpg
I'd like to be able to localize the effect to certain areas.
Does anybody have any tips on how to achieve this?
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:47 PM
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Re: Making Fake Flare/Haze Effect

Well. i would just brush it in at different opacity and different blending modes. P.S. That second image looks so artificial and the truck looks put-in.

Also there was a topic about these light effects sometime go, look it up on the forums. And it had this exact method explained.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7...2b737bb1_b.jpg

Or, you could just shoot against the light source.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jojo2fast/
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:36 AM
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Re: Making Fake Flare/Haze Effect

A simple black and white spherical gradient in Screen blending mode will do the basic "flare". here is an example ... after and before.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:39 PM
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Re: Making Fake Flare/Haze Effect

Thanks Pellepiano, I'll go experiment with that right now!
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