Sun shining effect

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by jm.almeras, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. jm.almeras

    jm.almeras Guest

    Dear Photoshop experts,
    I have an object on a given layer, and I wish to make it appear as if it had
    a sun within it, or behind it, shining brightly and sending rays of light
    all around
    How would you do that ?
    Thank you
    jm.almeras, Dec 21, 2005
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  2. jm.almeras

    Trace Elliot Guest

    If the object has no fill around it on the layer, you could start trying
    it with Outer Glow in the Layer Style Menu. Gradients can make effects
    like that too. Or maybe Filter>Render Lighting Effects.
    But it really depends on the situation what I'd use.

    How about a link to a screen shot?
    Trace Elliot, Dec 21, 2005
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    triadiemus Guest

    There are a lot of things you could do.

    You could try playing around with a duplicte layer. Inverse it (so
    dark colors go to light) and then change the transparancy mode to

    Go into mask mode and apply the clouds effect. Then threshold, then
    exit mask mode so that you have the clouds now as a selection. Now try
    messing with zoom blur to get the ray effect.

    That's what I would try, but that's just out of my head so it may not
    get you the effect you're after. It might actually really suck... but
    that's where I would start anyway. If you find a cool method, post
    back and let us know... links would be nice as well.
    triadiemus, Dec 22, 2005
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