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How to Make Lightning!


By: RiverCityGraphix      Views: 2959      Share: Bookmark and Share

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a lightning effect in Photoshop CS3.

This is definitely one of my favorite tutorials because the outcome is never the same. The way that you create the gradient, and the randomness of the clouds make for unique lightning each time. Furthermore, you get to express your own creativity in piecing it together in the end. Remember that you should use the blending style of screen, as well as a medium opacity eraser to help you blend the pieces together. In order to make it look real, you need to have the pieces look almost seamless. Also, the amount that you adjust the levels also adds tot he realism. Have fun creating your own unique lightning effect in Photoshop.



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