Course Description

Natural light brightens images in the most natural, dreamy way possible, infusing them with a soft, tender look and feel. This hands-on course teaches you how to effortlessly style your photos with subtle but impressive sunlight effects. In step-by-step instructions, I will reveal secrets of my personal workflow. We’ll work with the Photoshop Lens Flare filter, Light Leaks, Adjustment Layers, Blend Modes and more on three different photos to illuminate each image’s predominant visual characteristics with glorious, sun-kissed notes.

You Will Learn

  • How to add style to images with trendy light effects in Photoshop

  • Easy steps to visually evaluate photos and decide on the best enhancement method

  • Several pro approaches to perform color correction

  • How to adjust contrast, sharpen and add a matte finish to an image

Sharpen Your Skills

Style Your Images With The Lens Flare Filter

When you’re on location, it’s pretty much impossible to achieve an optical lens flare. Luckily, Photoshop has a simple way to add drama with a dreamy lens flare effect. Working with a portrait I took in Malta, I’ll show you how to add a lens flare using a new layer and blending modes. You will also learn how to pick the best images to achieve natural looking results.
Style Your Images With The Lens Flare Filter

Master The Hazy, Golden Hour Effect

There’s a reason the time just before sunrise or sunset is called “The Golden Hour”— you hit the jackpot with a magic effect that illuminates your subjects in a glorious halo of light. While you could jump through hoops to take advantage of this gorgeous, dreamy light, you can replicate it in Photoshop. In this course, you’ll learn how to expand your set of creative skills with this soft, nostalgic, easy application of the Golden Hour Effect.
Master The Hazy, Golden Hour Effect

Create Mood With The Vintage Light Leak

One of the hallmarks of retro photography is light leaks, which is what happened decades ago when light seeped into an analogue camera and caused the film to become overexposed. Today this is a sentimental touch you can create in Photoshop that gives your photos a vintage look and feel. Because light leaks vary in shape and color, you can put your own creative spin on them and add a striking “punch” to your images. In this course, you’ll discover how to add a colored lomo or leaked light effect to your images to enhance mood and enrich them with a retro vibe.
Create Mood With The Vintage Light Leak

We love helping photographers improve their skills

Real Students, Real Results

What current students are saying about the course

“Every step is explained really well.”

Suzanne Ross-HughesSuzanne Ross-Hughes

“Un cours toujours passionnant et des explications claires et concises.”

Guy-André BOGuy-André BO

“That was amazing.”

Ahmed ElshwemeAhmed Elshweme

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Adil KimaAdil Kima

What's Included

  • • 1.5 hours of in-depth content for beginning / intermediate users

  • • High resolution TIFF source files for you to edit along with the videos

Curriculum

  • 1
  • 2
    The Golden Hour
    • Introduction
    • Quick Image Evaluation
    • Color Correction with the Curves
    • Emulating the Rising Sun
    • Color Correction with Blend Modes
    • Contrast, Sharpening and Levels
    • Remapping Shadow Color
  • 3
    The Retro Light Leak
    • Introduction
    • Quick Photo Evaluation
    • Color Correction and Matt Effect
    • 1st Light Leak: Blue
    • 2nd Light Leak: Red
    • 3rd Light Leak: Orange
    • Final Touches
  • 4
    Resources
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