The most important thing to remember when adding light rays to your images is that the rays must come from a light source to look realistic. If you add light rays coming out of the middle of a person’s face, they are going to look fake.
Here are some examples of photos that will work with this action.
Backlit Photos – Any time you can see the light source in your image, it is a back-lit photo. For instance, if you are photographing a person, you want the main light source to be behind the person, not the camera.
Early Morning or Late Evening – When the sun is at a lower angle in the sky, light rays tend to be more preset. Avoid applying the effect to photos where the sun is high in the sky.
Through Trees or Clouds – If there is nothing obstructing the light from the sun, there will be nothing to cause a scattering of light rays. Look for trees, buildings, people, clouds or any other object that will block some of the light from the sun.
After installation, double-click on the PHLEARN Light Rays Action and follow the on-screen instructions.
You will be guided through a simple process that will create beautiful light rays on your photo, all you have to do is place them over the light source.
Quick Tip: Try duplicating the Light Ray group for more effect.
Photoshop Actions,Lightroom Presets & PRO Tutorials are included in your PRO Membership.
Photoshop Actions are a series of steps that have been recorded by their creator. This sequence of steps can then be reapplied at any time, which allows you to recreate the end result without having to go through each individual step every time. Think of them as short cuts.
A basic understanding of Photoshop is suggested. We designed the Photoshop Actions to be as simple as possible. After loading the Actions into Photoshop, simply double-click on the action to apply it to your photo.
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