Hello & welcome to "Photoshop Light Effects - Let There be Light!" This course provides valuable lessons on how to use 5 awesome Photoshop tools that will allow you to; add light, enhance existing light, enhance and add color to your sunsets and sunrises, create lens leaks, add lens flare and much more.
Included with this course are the images used in each lesson. Use them to follow along as you learn! This is a great way to increase the learning process. Plus, submit your practice files for feedback!
First, you'll learn about the 5 tools that are used throughout the course; Adjustment Layers, Adjustment Layer Masks, Curves, Levels & Gradients.
Then, you will be able to confidently use them while watching the lessons. By the time you're done with the course & practice files, you'll be able to achieve the same look on your own photos.
Each lighting effect is taught in bite-size, step-by-step lessons to better grasp each step of the process.
You will also see how different Blend Modes effect the final results, how to use opacity, keyboard shortcuts and much more.
A comprehensive resource file is included that has all of the keyboard shortcuts used throughout the lessons. And, each video will display the keyboard shortcut used at that time!
This is the number one tool you should be using in your workflow. Using Adjustment Layers will streamline your workflow and make you more productive. Learn why and how to use Adjustment Layers.
Now that you know how important Adjustment Layers are, you'll want to learn how the pros use "Masks" to fine tune their edits.
One of my favorite tools in Photoshop. Learn how to use the Curves tool and some cool tips.
Although Levels & Curves are very similar, there is 1 distinct different between the two. Watch and find out the major difference and when to use one over the other.
Can't find the Gradient tool? By default, it's hidden in the Tool Bar. Learn where it is and how to use.
Quick overview on what we'll be doing for our first Photoshop Light Effect.
Download course files and keyboard shortcut cheat sheet.
This is the first step in our creative light effect.
In the second step, you'll learn how to boost contrast and selectively sharpen the image.
Learn how to Dodge/Burn, brighten and more, in this final step.
Step 1 starts with a creative color edit.
Learn how to apply a lens flare and pro tips.
Some final tweaks and tips for using Photoshop.
A quick overview of the image and what our final goal is for this image.
Step 1 is applying a creative edit. By now you should see a pattern. :) I like to apply the same steps in a specific order. This is part of my workflow and helps me streamline the editing process.
Time to add some Light Leaks and a bonus edit to make our image pop a little more.
Some final tweaks to our image include; Sharpening, Contrast and more.
As a photographer and graphic designer for 25 years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more.
The goal of my courses is to help you master what you need to know in 1 day or less. Life is too short to spend on things you don't need to know. No Fluff. Learn what you need and apply. Spend less time in front of your computer and doing more of what you love.