Creating Your Own Rays of Sunlight

Creating Your Own Rays of Sunlight

Written 10 years ago by Mark Evans

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Andy Jones  10 years ago

Geat tutorial Mark, I have tried to follow the steps but I am obviously missing something. Should I be using new layers, masks etc during each stage? I have only just started using photoshop “CS2” and I am still finding it confusing.

Mark Evans  10 years ago

Hi Andy, you don’t need masks or new layers in between steps, all alterations are on the copy of the background layer, following it through should get you some rays! What part are you stuck at?

Andy Jones  10 years ago

Hi Mark. follwed the whole process through. No problem to step 6, but not sure how to get the photo up at step 7.

Mark Evans  10 years ago

Hi Andy, with step 6 you set the layers blend mode to ‘screen’ in the drop down box on the right of your screen (the box to the left of opacity, above your layers), this box should have other options like ‘Hard Light’, ‘Soft Light’ ‘Multiply’ etc, but just set it to the ‘Screen’ option, then do step 7.
Hope that helps you out a bit! Feel free to ask more questions if you’re still stuck.

Andy Jones  10 years ago

Thanks Mark. I realy appreciate your help. I will give it a try over the week-end.

Andy Jones  10 years ago

Mark. Worked a treat, thanks very much for your help.

Tracy Fanslow  10 years ago

Thank you so much for these instructions. Can’t wait to look thru my photos for something to try this on!

mirza  10 years ago

U R great.. Realy cool trick….

afifisa  9 years ago

thnx Mark. I tried it and succeed. God bless you.

Sarah Laurel  7 years ago

Going to be doing woodland shots soon, so will go with your wonderfully clear tutorial in mind – Thanks

Jen  5 years ago

Hello :-)

I’ve followed all steps and it’s not working :-( I have the two layers and have followed everything, but I don’t know how the rays end up on the original pic? Is there later unlocking or merging that needs to happen? Please help x

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