Chapter 5. Light Effects

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City Lights, by Pete Harrison (Aeiko)

Light effects became very common in the 1980s as a way of achieving different aesthetic effects in images and, at the same time, as a means of bringing enjoyment and movement to visual spaces. In particular, I’m talking about bold light effects, rather than subtle adjustments—super-bright spaces with a lot of colors and shapes of light, the sort of light effects that marked the psychedelic era.

Wikipedia defines light effects, also known as lighting and illumination, as follows:

Lighting or illumination is the deliberate application of light to achieve some aesthetic or practical effect. ...

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