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Easy Light Leak in Photoshop

Posted on 2nd July 2019
For this tutorial we will use an image to apply the effect to.

1 - In Photoshop, open the Image you chose to work with.

2 - Create a “New Gradient Fill Adjustment Layer” by clicking on the small Black and White circle on the bottom of the “Layers Panel” and choose “Gradient”.

3 - Make sure that White is your “Foreground” color, click on top of the “Gradient” on the “Gradient Fill Panel” to open the “Gradient Editor” and choose “Color to Transparent”.

4 - Click slightly to the right of the first color swatch in the “Gradient Picker” to add another one.

5 - Double-click on the “Color” thumbnail to open the “Color Picker (Stop Color)” window and choose a Bright Yellow (we used #f5e20c).

6 - Create a third swatch at about the same distance than the others and fill it with a Bright Orange (we used #f5640c).

7 - Tweak the “Style”, “Scale” and “Angle” of the Gradient to your liking and click “OK”.

8 - Change the “Blending Mode” to “Linear Dodge (Add)” and the “Opacity” to 65%.

9 - If you want to adjust the “Gradient” just double-click on top of its Thumbnail to open the “Gradient Fill” Panel and change the settings.

10 - You can also change the “Blending Mode” and “Opacity”. We used  “Screen” and 70% “Opacity”.

by @lornacane

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