Photoshop: Ability to add directional lighting to change the light source angles

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It would be great if you could add directional lighting to change the light source angles
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Steve Lehman

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For lighting, click Filter> Render> Photo Effects. 

There you can select different lights in angles, from flood light to spot light. 

Also, if you want different colors or sepia, you can go to Filter> Adjustments> Photo Filter.  

Steve Lehman, mcse   



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Thank you!
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Kit Kerner

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You can even go a little further if you wanted to. . . . create your own beams, rays, streaks whatever you want. Depending on how much time or detail it can be interesting, even fun. I put a link to one or many places, but basically you create a new layer, create a 'range' using a lasso(s), fill the range with a color (like white) and then, add a 'Sector Mask' to the new layer and finish up with the gradient tool to fade the light in the direction you want. It really is pretty simple after a couple of times and YOU control it. 

In looking at some of the beach sunsets on the horizon, they look real.

Good Luck! 

Kit Kerner

https://www.bing.com/search?q=photoshop%20create%20light%20beam&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&...



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It figures, I forgot, one more step finish up with the gradient tool to cut down on the sharp edges.