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lighting backdrops digitally


tepot 12 4.4k United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 5:51PM
I know this is really easy but i've spent too much time on it already and can't get it right, i have an object on my screen, i want to make it look like it has a light behind it not necessacerily backlighting it, i just need to light the background, in this case a curtain but since i have the object already, i need to do this digitally....any idea's?

Terry.

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
31 Aug 2012 6:20PM
Copy the layer. Use the Lighting Effects filter and choose, say, Spotlight. Make the adjustments as required using the sliders. Add a Layer Mask and erase the light over the object and where required.
tepot 12 4.4k United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 6:24PM
ok i'll try it, thanks.

Terry.

p.s actually i hadn't thought about the light effects filter, this might just work lol
tepot 12 4.4k United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 6:29PM
superb thankyou so much.

Terry.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
31 Aug 2012 7:36PM
HTH Smile

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