Apply Lens Flare to Image in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You're watching VisiHow! In this video, we are going to show you how you can apply a lens flare to an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.


Steps

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    In this tutorial, Photoshop has already been opened
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    An image has been opened up as well
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    We can see the document in the tab at the top. In this tutorial, there is a second document tab on the left-hand side. The layers are at the right-hand side.
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    If our document has more than one layer, we make sure that we select the one with which we want to work
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    Then, we find and click "Filter"
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    We come down to "Render" and click it
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    Then, we want to select "Lens Flare..." by clicking it
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    We have our preview box with the image.
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    In the preview, there is a very small cross which we can click and drag around
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    The effect is seen better in the dark corners. In this video, the effect is put in the top corner from where the sunlight actually comes.
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    We can adjust the "Brightness" value
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    We do it just by clicking and dragging the slider.
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    Alternatively, we can just type a number
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    In "Lens Type", we select the type that we prefer
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    The default is "50-300mm Zoom". Depending on what image we have, maybe other settings will look better. In this tutorial, "Movie Filter" is selected.
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    We are going to make the effect slightly brighter
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    We'll see a reflection.
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    We simply click "OK" once we are satisfied with the changes
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    This will apply the effect to the layer.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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