Photoshop: How do I "highlight" a portion of a storm cloud that lightning has just come from?

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Does anyone know how to "highlight" a portion of a storm cloud that lightning has just come from?
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JCormac

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Posted 7 years ago

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Meredith Payne Stotzner, Employee

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Could you explain what you mean by "highlight"? Do you want to make that portion lighter/brighter or just draw attention to it (even if it means making it darker or a different color)?
Nice shot, BTW.
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Meredith
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Highlight was the only word that came to mind at the time. Look at the picture. I have LOTS of cloud brushes. "Making" a cloud is no problem. Either is making lightning bolts. Making the cloud 99% one color is no problem. How do I "highlight" certain portions of the cloud were the lightning erupts from like in the picture?
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In this case, just paint with a lighter color. Creating something like that image from scratch is just painting -- you use dark colors in some places, and light colors in other places.
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In addition to painting with lighter colors, like Chris mentioned, I would toy around with your Blending Modes as well. Overlay and Linear Dodge might give decent effects when combines with light colored brushes.