Lighting Storm

Uploaded: October 24, 2004 01:35:26


A BP member asked me how I created the effect of background lighting in Photoshop. I used this photo as an example. The PDF document that describes this can be found in the discussion as can the original image.

regards, Graham


Graham Jones October 24, 2004

This is the original image. #181446

Graham Jones October 24, 2004

Ok - this is the link to a PDF file that details how the above was done. I have specifically done this for Nicole G but maybe someone else out there can benefit. Please note that the PDF is about 700k

regards, Graham #865505

Joe Terni October 24, 2004

I am not at all into close up people shots,but I will tell you this,that works like magic.It realy dose make such a difference.Very very impressive and I am sure many will benefit from your info.Lovely shot anyhow both before and after. #865554

Graham Jones October 24, 2004

Gee thanks Joe. Yes it does help. Having a teenage daughter whose skin can be fabulous one day and very average the next has made me play with photoshop a fair bit :-)
Love your photos from the West - great to see a Sandgroper up here at Betterphoto.

regards, Graham #865575

Susana Matos October 24, 2004

this is a wonderful, beautiful, superbe work and THANK YOU for sharing it with us!
Now, your daughter should be proud ....
Cheers from Portugal, Su #865756

Lori Carpenter October 24, 2004

Graham, thank you so much for that tutorial. You did a great job not only in coming up with that procedure, but setting up that tutorial. Thanks again. #865893

Nicole Grimsley October 24, 2004

Graham, THANK YOU!! It's great because your work is wonderful and you're always willing to share how you did it. I have gotten a lot of help from your past explanations. I love photoshop, but don't always know how to do things. Anyway, thanks for doing this! Nicole G. #866771

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe November 15, 2004

Congratulations Jonesy! Beautiful photo of your beautiful daughter! :o) #913396

Joe Terni November 16, 2004

Goodonya Graham...a very well deserved finalist...a great shot with some terrific information as well of luck.Sandgroper Joe. #915783

Jonna Bergström November 18, 2004

Congratulations, Graham!!! Beautiful image!!! #922585

Protacio Serna December 15, 2004


Great tutorial.

Protacio Serna #974099

Diane Dupuis January 13, 2005

Graham! Thanks so much! Dorothy sent me a link to this page and now I have your tutorial! I love what you've been able to accomplish! Thanks again for sharing! #1032155

Federico Collazuol January 06, 2006

Your portraits are beautiful, Graham! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial! #2257604

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