In today’s episode, learn how to use amazing Lighting Effects in Photoshop! Watch and learn as we Transform a flat piece of art into a textured, 3-D masterpiece!
Amazing Textured Lighting Effects
To start out, crop and place your image to be where you’d like it to be. Then, go to Filter- Render- Lighting Effects.
In this dialogue, there are a lot of unfamiliar settings to play with. The main three light sources are:
Point (flat light, like a flashlight)
Spotlight (angled, makes sense for this specific image)
Infinite (Infinitely bright Light, choose the Angle)
For your image, be sure to imitate the Light in the environment. If there are individual Light sources it’s important to emulate those, but don’t forget about the ambient light! If the room is relatively dark, adjust the ambience slider accordingly so that it looks realistic. You can also adjust the type of material as well as the Texture.
If you’d like to add something like a Drop Shadow to a painting on a wall, Layer Effects are what you’re looking for! Double click on the layer and the Layer Style dialogue will come up. There, you can play with Bevel And Emboss options as well as many other details.
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