Creating Sunlight Rays in an image by using Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create sunlight rays / shining effect either from the sun or any other light source in any picture with the help of difference cloud effect, render etc.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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STEPS

STEP 1

Insert an image, Go to file > open > select the image > ok

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STEP 2

Create a new blank layer, by going through the Layer > New > Layer, Use the Paint Bucket Tool and fill that layer with the color Black
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STEP 3

Now go to Filter > Render > Difference Clouds. Then convert this layer in smart object layer by left click on the layer.
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STEP 4

I am using another filter and apply a radial blur to the clouds layer, Go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Place the point in the center of the cloud where the light source is in the picture, run the intensity of the blur up around 100, press ok.

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STEP 5

Turn the blending mode into overlay,
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FINAL RESULT

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Author: Haseeb Khan

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