Lighting effects: how to use Photoshop to add atmosphere to outdoor portraits

Lighting effects: how to use Photoshop filters to add atmosphere to outdoor portraits

Other uses for the Photoshop Lens Flare filter

Photoshop’s Lens Flare filter can add some sparkling flourishes to your digital images. Here are some great ideas to try it out on.

Other uses for the Photoshop Lens Flare filter: silhouettes

Silhouettes
This is a more common technique for shooting into the light that can also be enhanced with the quick addition of lens flare. It’s a tweak well worth making.

Other uses for the Photoshop Lens Flare filter: advertising

Advertising
Add an extra element of excitement and a sense of cinematic drama with the addition of lens flare breaking over the horizon.

Other uses for the Photoshop Lens Flare filter: macro

Macro
By firstly adding a warm yellow glow and then the lens flare you can quickly add atmosphere to your macro shots. This flower shot is full of the joys of spring.

Other uses for the Photoshop Lens Flare filter: action

Action
With the addition of a lens flare effect through the trees, we’ve created a sense of movement and action to the cyclist which brings this image to life.

Other uses for the Photoshop Lens Flare filter: studio portrait

Studio portrait
Lens flare is a great addition when getting creative with studio portraits. In the example here, we’ve added flare to follow the lines of the studio lighting.

PAGE 1: How to enhance outdoor portraits with Photoshop Lens Flare effects
PAGE 2: Other Lens Flare Photoshop effects
PAGE 3: Other uses for the Photoshop Lens Flare filter

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