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Light Leak Tutorial

Thursday, June 17, 2010 | |

Found this tutorial about light leak on Abduzeedo website. The tutorial is in video. Just in case you still don't know how or you are new in Photoshop, here's the written version of it :D

01. Enter Quick Mask mode (or just press Q)

02. Paint the whole image red (with Paint Bucket)

03. Then select Brush tool > set Hardness 0% > set Flow 20% and paint the area where you want the light to leak.

04. Exit Quick Mask (just press Q) and you'll see dancing ants around the area that you brush earlier.

05. Go to Image > Adjustment > Curves (or click Create new fill or adjustment layer at the bottom of the Layer palette). Adjust the RGB, Red, Green and Blue like in the pictures (I edit mine to soft light leaks, making it vintage/retro color, if you want the obvious one, bring up the RGB and Red, and down the Green and Blue)

06. And pretty much that's it. Lol. Have fun and good luck!

Via Abduzeedo - Photoshop Quick Tips: Light Leaks in Photography (Video)