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Photoshop Tricks for Designers: How to Create Bada$$ Effects in Photoshop by Corey Barker

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6. Light Effects

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Any photographer will tell you that lighting is one of the key aspects of great photography, if not the main one. You could say the same for design, as well. Utilizing light and shadow with these cool tricks can give your work that extra element.

The Design of Bokeh

The bokeh effect is actually a photography thing where specks of light that are outside the focal range of a photo will have a sort of aesthetic blur to them. Here we will explore how to create a graphic version of that effect that can be used in your own designs.

STEP ONE: Start by pressing Command-N (PC: Ctrl-N) and creating a new document that is 2000 pixels by ...

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