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    Default Sun ray effect .

    How do i create the effect which i can see sun rays penetrating between the clouds ?
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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Learn to manage sun and clouds .. or exercise in patience and watching
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    I want to know , the sort of formula (I suppose there is) .
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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Wait for a cloudy sky where rays penetrate the clouds, then just take a pic. After that you'll need to enhance it via PP, as most of the time the effect is quite subtle.

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    What do i do during PP , to enhance it ?
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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Simple curve adjustment will do, by using an s-curve to pull the shadows down and the hightlights up, which is basically increasing the contrast in a controlled manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loozhengyuan View Post
    How do i create the effect which i can see sun rays penetrating between the clouds ?
    you need to get those rays.

    then you can emphasize it with curves, contrast, gamma adjustments.

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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Ok, took one a moment ago at 6.40pm just for you.

    Adjusted:
    - curve
    - gamma
    - color balance



    Cheers.
    Last edited by ziploc; 12th June 2010 at 07:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Pretty ! Sorry to further question . Like how to adjust the curve ? as in from which point to which . And for gamma ? Colour and contrast adjustments i know .
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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Quote Originally Posted by loozhengyuan View Post
    Pretty ! Sorry to further question . Like how to adjust the curve ? as in from which point to which . And for gamma ? Colour and contrast adjustments i know .
    if you google photoshop CURVES

    there are very good tutorials out there to explain how it works.

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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    There are no fix rules for curve and gamma adjustments, main objective is to enhance the rays to have better contrast vs. the surrounding, and normally it is an s-curve. You need to play with them to get the feel, and adjust according to your liking.
    Last edited by ziploc; 12th June 2010 at 08:29 PM.

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    Thanks for the help !
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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    The most important part is still to capture it. Photoshop can't do too much.

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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Ok, took one a moment ago at 6.40pm just for you.

    Adjusted:
    - curve
    - gamma
    - color balance



    Cheers.
    hope you don't mind this

    would you post before and after photo.

    i would like to see what the difference on it
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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Sure.



    Waiting for the right moment to take the pic is also important. Here is one I took earlier that does not have very obvious rays, even after post processing:


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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    thanks for sharing sir.

    really love it. would like to try it out one day
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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    may i know what type of metering mode u use and where to meter go get the most out the the image before pping?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    It was just simple matrix metering.

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    Default Re: Sun ray effect .

    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    Waiting for the right moment to take the pic is also important. Here is one I took earlier that does not have very obvious rays, even after post processing
    Did you leave the dust spot intentionally?
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