Light Creation - Photoshop Contest [18 entries]

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Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Take a source image that has no specific lighting and create your own artificial lighting in your favorite 2D program. For example, you could use a photo of an apartment block at night, without any lights in the apartment. On this photo, add lights shining from some or all apartments. More examples: give headlight beams to cars, add streetlights, light the inside of a room... Realistic strong lighting, reflections and shadows are key here. The more realistic your artificial lighting looks, the better. Don't forget to include your "before"-image for comparison. Good luck!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: pixelkid

ponti55: Sounds good, can we take an image during the day, convert it to night time and then add lights or is that against the theme? ( 5 years and 2200 days ago )
pixelkid: A moderator will need to clarify...but my intention with this suggestion was to have ANY source. But...didn't want it to generate repeat entries from the previous 'day to night' contest a few weeks back. ( 5 years and 2199 days ago )
ponti55: Ahh right, well i'll wait a while to see if the mods will clarofy ( 5 years and 2199 days ago )
Contest Moderator: It's ok Ponti, you can do that. ( 5 years and 2197 days ago )
ponti55: Thanks! ( 5 years and 2197 days ago )
Clinge: Oh no, to late.... ( 5 years and 2193 days ago )

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Abandoned - created by wlado

Favs: 3SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 1/18Score: 64.5% (35)12080 views

Well, here it is =)
The original shot is not very inspiring, but I hope I managed to get the best out of it. =)
Check out the High-Res and SBS! =) (5 years and 2197 days ago)

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Sunshine Ruin - created by wlado

Sunshine Ruin
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/18Score: 63.9% (30)14212 views

OK, I haven't prepared a SBS, but the techniques I used are easy to explain, so:
1. duplicated the layer, tweaked brightness and contrast, and left the windows only. Then radial zoom blur at the top right corner of the image, and I got the rays effect by putting the layer to Linear Dodge (Add).
2. Tweaked Brightness, contrast a bit, did a little burning and dodging at some places etc.
3. Just some final touches like sharpening and colour filter.
And done! Not very hard to do if you have the idea, but nice, you must admit. =) (5 years and 2195 days ago)

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Light in the night - created by divair

Light in the night
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/18Score: 62.3% (25)8102 views

My first attempt to creat light and shadows from scratch... (5 years and 2199 days ago)

2 Sources:

Night Vision - created by nasirkhan

Night Vision
Favs: 1SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 4/18Score: 58.4% (20)6671 views

(5 years and 2197 days ago)

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Night - created by ponti55

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/18Score: 58.1% (15)6732 views

(5 years and 2199 days ago)

1 Source: