Sun ray effect .


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How do i create the effect which i can see sun rays penetrating between the clouds ?
 

Octarine

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Learn to manage sun and clouds :bsmilie: .. or exercise in patience and watching :)
 

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I want to know , the sort of formula (I suppose there is) .
 

ziploc

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

Adjusted:
- curve
- gamma
- color balance



Cheers.
 

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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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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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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.
 

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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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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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