“Take a look at what you’re looking at”

“Take a look at what you’re looking at” Jay Maisel



Add Lens Flare To Your Image The Right Way


Add Lens Flare To Your Image The Right Way

I’m sure most of you have taken one look at the lens flare filter in Photoshop and decided to quickly over look it. Well I am here to say that you might want to reconsider and give it a chance. With the right steps and processing one can actually make it look decent. Now I’m sure there will be a few people that will still think adding flare is asinine, and to that I say to each their own.

Before you start this process you should shoot or choose an image that would already look believable having had flare. Make sure there is a directional light source that you can exaggerate with the flare. I see a lot of lens flare that is irrationally added and the image will tend to be very “cheesy” for lack of a better word.


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