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« on: September 29, 2008, 13:21 »
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Hi guys,

I ve been browsing to find  a plugin to simulate a bright sun other then the halo effect of CS3.
A example of a photo is below, any idea how it is done ?
Cheers



« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 14:12 »
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Draw a white  spiky circle in a separate layer , and blur it out. Try with few irregular ones one over another with reduced layer opacity and play with blending options  ,but  I think normal mod will work here.

If it doesnt look too good try adding a layer mask , and use a radial gradient on it , so you will get fading effect.
 

You can save it as psd so you will be able to use it again without having to draw every time .
« Last Edit: September 29, 2008, 14:16 by Lizard »

« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 14:25 »
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 14:32 »
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Thanks guys I will have a try then!

« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 05:30 »
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A example of a photo is below, any idea how it is done ?

I have no idea, but it looks horrible. A much better idea would be to go out and photograph the real sun in different skies and daytimes and then combine those images with other photos.

« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 05:32 »
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This particular example looks very un-natural and I wonder why anybody would want to repeat it.

I support either of the suggestions above.

« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 05:51 »
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and I wonder why anybody would want to repeat it.



because it sells!

however, i do agree that the more natural the better and if you can get a few good sun shots to use as your own stock when creating your pics, you will be much better off.

« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 06:07 »
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I agree it looks a bit fake... Here is one of mine which sells well with natural sun :)


« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 09:06 »
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Have you tried photographing the real thing then blending it is?

« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 09:08 »
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Yes I thought about it, I have to work more on my limited Photoshop skills I guess :)


 

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