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« on: May 10, 2007, 10:23 »
I have been at this for over a  year....trying to find
a technique that will produce realistic sunbeams.

I have tried every technique out there but none have been satisfactory.
I'm interested in seeing if others have any sucess.

« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 11:35 »
Well, your sunbeams look pretty awesome to me  ::) and I've never tried myself... but I remember admiring a contest winner at Corel (Paint Shop I think, not Painter) in the past year.  I snooped around and couldn't find the web page - but I do remember that he drew each beam on a separate layer and added different brightness, drop shadows, blurs and effects to each layer individually.  Such an image must have several dozen layers! 

I don't think I have the patience, but once you do all the work on the first image you can likely reuse on other photos in some way? 


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