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Dramatic Lighting Effects for a Lady
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If you are headache of background design, lighting is a good stuff for your background creation. This lighting design has been adopted a few lighting effects such as gradient fill layer and radial lines. You can create your new design style based on these by changing colors or shapes.
If you fed up of color painting, you can have a try on this ink effect for your painting works. This is mainly done through color adjustment such as curves, level adjustments etc. Using a suitable paper for texture, a nice ink portrait can be done.
Creating a realistic water surface in Photoshop is quite a challenge because it is the distorted reflection of the surroundings that makes the water look liquid. The displace filter is an excellent tool for making this distortion. Now it really looks like water. Notice that the layer mask is also distorted because it is linked to the layer. This causes the reflectivity to change with the angle of the surface.