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Light up the nights: the miracle of Photoshop

Hi, I’m Fraidy, thanks for dropping by, it’s so good to have you here :)

On Chanukah, we remember the miracles that happened to our people ages ago… as well as our own personal miracles happening daily.

So today, in the spirit of Chanukah, join me in this tutorial as we celebrate the miracle of modern-day artistic tools and let's create some magic together!

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to light a flame in a Menorah, lantern, fireplace, etc.

So, here goes! Start by creating a new layer and putting it on overlay mode. With a soft, white brush paint in the flames where they belong. You can also add more overlay layers with different colors like red, blue, and orange and paint them into the flame.

Then create a new overlay layer and paint in a soft halo around each flame with a light orange brush (you might have to play around with the color of this since it depends on your background).

And the last step! Create a solid color layer and put it on overlay or soft light blending mode. Choose a light orange or yellow and working on your mask paint a large glow over the flames and whatever else is near the fire that would naturally catch the light.

There you go! Before and After...

If you want to learn how to create consistent edits every single time and you want more confidence, consistency, and creative satisfaction from your editing process, you might want to learn the workflow that I use every single time I edit. If you want a full workflow that works with clear steps instead of taking tips from here and there The Editing Bootcamp might be for you.

The Editing Bootcamp isn't open for registration right now, but the good news is that we are putting together a class for January. I want to give you the opportunity to join the waitlist so that you won't get locked out if it fills up quickly.

I will be telling you all about The Editing Bootcamp in the next couple of weeks and what makes it so amazing, but for now, the waitlist is for those of you who've been waiting for this next class to open up!

And if you’d like to see more photography tips and editing tutorials like this one, make sure you’re subscribed to my email list and follow my stories on Instagram @peppermintphotography.


Bye for now, see you next time!



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