Bokeh Light blobs free photoshop brushes – Free Light Friday 3-22-09

Light brushes – Free Photoshop Brushes | Brush King

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Ever wanted to make those blurry lights in the back of dark pictures? Here’s a quick and dirty way of doing just that. It may not be the exact thing but that all depends on the talent and creativity of the person using the brushes (of which I have none obviously). 3 shapes (circle, hexagon, octagon), 9 brushes total: 6 Scatter brushes 3 Non-scatter If you guys come up with something cool with it, do drop a line and be like “Yo check this thing I made with your brushes!”.

Free Light Friday: 3-27-09

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In reference to creating vintage and antique photo effects, we want to achieve the elusive ‘light leak’ effect…

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sunburst- free texture by Eddi 07.

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The ‘light leak’ effect is a partial bleaching or lightening of the image plane caused by a leak of light at exposure, development, printing, or uneven fading of the image in the aging or weathering process.  A light leak layer is included in the Vintage Multiple choice workflow action.

Vintage Multiple Choice Action Set

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To read a concise tutorial on creating the faded - light leaking look try this tutorial by Wharf 8

Now comes the toning of the image. Again, I used the curves layer to adjust the reds, blues and yellows as well as to slightly fade the image.

If you’d like the Golden Touch in your light leaking adventures – buy the texture set:

Golden Touch Texture Set

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Creative light leaky blessings this friday!

Free Light Friday 3-13-09 – texture from Chuck Arlund

Chuck Arlund, a stellar wedding and portrait photographer in Nashville TN is giving you a freebie this friday

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Here’s two of his images, with and without texture.

Free Light Friday 3-13-09 Arlund Textures

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and buy his set if you like em!

I thought this image would be a nice complement to any of you working on vintage looks with it’s golden tones and light bending areas of dappled texture.

Mind Like Water: Matthew 6:22-23

Mind Like water : against darkness
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! – Matthew 6:22-23

Today is Free Light Friday, and all the facebook fan’s have a $19 free download coupon code good through the 17th!

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Understanding the power of darkness: from high key to low key

Following in the footsteps of my retouching tutorials:

I know these are written to a more abstract level and so today I’d like to provide a more hands-on experience and so I have posted this L*A*B* colorspace photoshop file for you to download.  There are eleven layers in this file, from the starting image, on up through the finished look.

 From Light to dark photoshop tutorial

Let’s dig in


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