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Creative Lighting Effects with Adobe Photoshop CS6

Article Description

Lighting Effects has been around a long time, but the Lighting Effects filter in Photoshop CS6 is essentially a brand new feature in the sense that it has been completely remade. This article provides a general overview of the filter (including its new interface), and demonstrates how you can use Lighting Effects to dramatically impact the composition or look of your photographs.

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Conclusion

Conclusion

The best way to see how Lighting Effects fits into your workflow is to jump right in and start experimenting with the different types of lights and material settings. For example, if you have objects that have certain reflective characteristics in your scene you can try the Gloss and Metallic settings to control the look of your lights even more (in this example, they weren’t applicable, but it’s worth noting you can apply Lighting Effects to all types of images, not just outdoor scenes). I encourage you to give it a shot; I think you’ll like what you find!