Hands-on Photo Tips: How to create a spotlight effect in Photoshop

pano - Basilika St Martin - WeingartenIf your photos look flat and if you want to add some more interesting lighting effects to them in post-processing this tutorial is for you.

You should really try to get the lighting right in camera while you’re shooting. But sometimes, the light just isn’t right when you are shooting, or maybe you want to achieve some different look when you post-process the image. In those cases, you can fix the image to a certain degree. In this video, I am going to show you a simple trick for creating a spotlight effect in Photoshop to improve the overall lighting.


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  1. […] Hands-on Photo Tips: How to create a spotlight effect in Photoshop – a fabulous video tutorial from Klaus Herrmann takes the visitor on an in-depth adventure showing how to create an artificial spotlight effect in post-processing.  Klaus’ detailed video tutorials are terrific presentations, typically condensing advanced topics into segments that are easy to understand and follow. […]

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