I love adding light to images post-camera and today I wanted share a nifty little action called "Magic Light Overlay Creator"that automatically creates three light overlays that you can use on any of your own images.
This week I will post the three light overlays for download if you would rather not use an action to create them and a step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own. I will also have a companion action called "Blissful Light" that allows you to use these overlays and adds a beautiful warm light and boost of contrast.
This is the beautiful "before" image I found here. I ran one of my favorite B&W actions (Gossamer Wings) on it and then decided to add some light coming from the top right of the image.
I ran the "Magic Light Overlay Creator" and grabbed the Top Right Light overlay created by the action and placed it on top of the image and free transformed (Ctrl-T) it to fit. Then I put it in screen blending mode at 81% opacity. I love this soft hazy version.
Download the CoffeeShop "Magic Light Overlay Creator" Photoshop/PSE action. You can also download it here.
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