Did you know that you can add realistic-looking lights and shine to images of lamps and jewellery by using the magic of blend modes in Photoshop?
In this tutorial, Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda shows you how to use color dodge and layer styles to mimic the properties of light and shine. He takes you through five different image examples and shares two different methods to achieve the desired effect. Watch below.
00:32 – Example 1: Adding shine (Method 1)
02:16 – Example 2: Adding light (Method 2)
05:57 – Example 3: Adding shine in the direction of light
07:36 – Example 4: Enhancing shine
08:18 – Example 5: Adding shine to dull objects
09:20 – Summary of both methods
Download sample images shown in video.
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