Introduction to Photoshop Sun Effect
Photoshop is image editing software that works on the raster images and widely used by image editing professionally for their professional work. We can create a very good effect on this software for giving natural look to our image. Sun effect is one of the effects through which you can add Sun rays or sunlight effects on your image for giving it a very natural sunlight look. So in this article, we will learn how we can create sunlight effects in our image and what parameters are required here for creating this type of effect. So let us start our learning about this topic.
How to Create Sun Effect in Photoshop?
We can create this type of effect on our image very easily. We just have to follow some simple steps. So let us discuss them but before starting I think we should have a look at the working screen of this software so that we can understand this topic very easily. So let us get introduce to the user screen of this software first.
Step 1: At the top of the working screen there is a Menu bar which has a number of menus for handling different type of parameters of this software. Below this menu bar, there is a property bar of active tool or image for making changes in parameters of them. Below this property bar, we have three sections in this software in which at the left side we have tool panel, at the center we have display window in which you can see your working, at the right side we have some tab such as color tab, layer panel, and some others. You can adjust all these sections as per your requirement.
Step 2: Now let us have an image for our learning about this topic. For placing an image in this software go to the File menu of the menu bar and click on it. Click on the Open option of the drop-down list.
Step 3: Once you click on this option a dialog box will be open. Go to the desired folder of your personal computer then click on your desired image. Now after selecting your desired image click on the Open button of this box for opening this image in Photoshop.
Step 4: It will open in a new tab of this software like this. You can adjust the size of this image by the transform box. Now go to the bottom of the layer panel of this software and click on the ‘Create an Adjustment layer’ button. Choose the Gradient option from the drop-down list.
Step 5: Now a gradient box will open. Click on the gradient scale of the box and once you click on a gradient scale of the box, a Gradient Editor box will be open like this. Now drag the right side color-stop slider of gradient scale of this box to the left end of this scale.
Step 6: Now click on the color box which is below to this scale. A color picker box will be open. Choose this color from here so that you can create a sunlight effect. Now press the Ok button of both boxes one by one.
Step 7: Now choose the Radial gradient in the gradient box.
Step 8: Move this gradient in your image at your desired place.
Step 9: You can scale up or down this gradient effect for increasing or decreasing the spread area of it.
Step 10: Now choose Soft light option in the Mode option of this layer.
Step 11: Now make right-click on the gradient layer and click on Duplicate Layer option for making a copy of it.
Step 12: Now choose the Screen option in the mode of this copy layer.
Step 13: Now make double click on the gradient box of this copy layer and decrease the scale of gradient up to 70% and click the Ok button of this box.
Step 14: Now again choose the Gradient option from this list.
Step 15: And choose Noise option in the Gradient type of Gradient editor box.
Step 16: Now choose the HGB option from the Color Mode option.
Step 17: And slide right slider of the Saturation scale to the left side.
Step 18: Now make click on the Randomize button of this box again and again for getting this type of noise effect then press the ok button.
Step 19: Now choose the Angle option in gradient style.
Step 20: Now adjust this gradient at the same place of the previous gradient.
Step 21: Now choose the Screen option in the mode option of this layer.
Step 22: Now again open gradient box of this layer and adjust the angle according to you.
Step 23: Now take a brush tool and adjust the size of the brush. Choose black color in the foreground color box.
Step 24: Now clear the gradient from an unwanted area of your image.
Step 25: Now choose Levels option from this list.
Step 26: Move the slider of the level scale for enhancing the sunlight effect.
Step 27: Now choose the gradient map option from the list.
Step 28: And click on the gradient scale of the open box then choose this type of gradient from the Gradient editor box.
Step 29: Now choose Soft light option in the mode option of this gradient map layer.
Step 30: Now decrease the opacity of this layer up to 75%.
Step 31: Now create a new layer by click on the ‘create new layer’ button of the layer panel.
Step 32: Now go to the Image menu of the menu bar and click on the Apply Image option of the drop-down list.
Step 33: Now a box will be open click on the Ok button of this box.
Step 34: Now go to the Filter menu of the menu bar and click on the ‘Camera Raw Filter’ option of the list.
Step 35: Now Camera Raw box will be open. Adjust the parameters for getting the best result of the sun list effect in this box according to you. You can see the effect of each parameter of this box by changing their values.
Step 36: Now press the Ok button of this box.
Step 37: And your final sunlight effect will look like this.
In this way, you can create a sun effect in Photoshop software.
Now after this article you can understand what Sun effect is in Photoshop and how you can create it in your image. You can make your image very effective by using this type of effect of this software and also enhance your editing skill by practicing on this type of effect.
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