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chrudik
11-09-2006, 02:39 PM
Hi,
can anybody help me? I want to create similar style of lighting like these images and make this great atmosphere in my own mattepaintings but I don't know how. I was looking for some tutorials but I don't know how this light effect is exactly called. I suposed that it's "MOOD" or "SPECULAR BLOOM" but I'm not sure at all. If anybody knows the tutorial links (especially for Photoshop), books, articles or other sites where can I learn this technique it will be very helpful for me.

Example images (from mattepainting.org):

http://www.creativespot.org/post/data/883/light1.jpg
http://www.creativespot.org/post/data/883/light3.jpg
http://www.creativespot.org/post/data/883/light4.jpg
http://www.creativespot.org/post/data/883/light2.jpg

Xdreamer79
11-09-2006, 02:58 PM
Can you show us what you got so far?

rrische
11-09-2006, 04:48 PM
The technical term for it is "light wrap".
It's what happens when the light source (usually the sun)
gets too close to the edge of frame and begins flaring into
the lens. Couple that with a bit of haze, and you have the
examples you've shown.

It's not an art technique per se, so there's no tutorials
for it. It's an atmospheric effect. Try searching through
photo reference to find other examples. Or better yet,
go out and photograph your own to study how it works.

Rick

tobiasth
11-28-2006, 07:48 AM
try using gradients in photoshop with 10%-to 0% (less opacity).
and you can use diffenrent layerstyles ... just play with that (color dodge, linear dodge, etc.).

steinbam
12-06-2006, 08:13 PM
if you are using painter 8 or 9 then use the FX glow brush

Suirebit
12-30-2006, 03:51 AM
merge zone you want to apply bloom to in a new layer-->desaturate-->screen/linear dodge with 10-20% opacity --> gaussian blur it to fit your needs :P Fast and easy yet not very accurate.