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Photoshop Finishing Touches by Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals Senior Developer, Dave Cross

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Technique #34. Spotlight Effect

This technique couldn’t be much simpler, yet has so many possibilities. It uses only one filter: Lighting Effects.

key concepts:

filters

Step One.
Press Command-J (PC: Control-J) to duplicate the Background layer.
Step Two.
From the Filter menu, choose Render>Lighting Effects. There are a ton of options in the dialog (almost an overwhelming amount), but we’re only going to change one setting: ...

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