Lighten - Adobe Photoshop tutorial
- Added: Aug 17th, 2006
- Level: Easy
- Author: Chou
- Program version: 7.0
- Reads: 36,588
- Description: A very easy and popular effect for your images and avatars
The last time a new style became very popular. That's why I wondered that so
much people don't know how to make this effect, because it's very simple. Maybe
someone of you know this tutorial, because I posted it at the Alternate Netherworld
o1. Took a picture of your choice (the size doesn't matter). I took the picture down of this sentence of the lovely Uruha.
o2. Now you have the choice: You can use this effect at coloured pictures, but it looks better when the picture is just black and white. (If you want your picture being black/ white scale the saturation or change the blending options after you dublicated the background image)
o3. Now we use the texture. I will use the red texture made my myself.* Put the texture over the image you want to decorate and go to the blending mode (under the opacity mode). The current setting is "Normal" - change it into "Lighten".
The result looks really nice and the images has a professional look now. How I said you don't have to take black/ white images and you don't need to use a red/black texture, but be sure just black parts of the texture will be transparent in the Lighten mode. Down you can see my result.
Tutorial © Chou. Do not reproduce in any way without previous permission from the author.