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SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder, Carla Rose

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Lighting Effects

Lighting effects refers to a whole range of special effects related to how objects are lit. By illuminating objects in a unique way, you can change the entire feel of an image, drawing attention exactly where you want it.

Try it Yourself

Generate Lighting Effects on an Object

The primary tool, as you might expect, is Photoshop's Lighting Effects filter.

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Start with an original image. Perhaps this is an image that is fairly flat as far as brightness is concerned. Perhaps it's an image that simply needs to be more three-dimensional to match its content. Figure 18.4, showing a doll and stuffed toy, is such an image. (If you want to follow along, download the image beardoll.jpg from the Sams website.)
Figure 18.4. The original ...

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