Here’s another great video from Phlearn that shows you how to use the lens flare filter in Photoshop. As you’ll see, the key is to using an appropriate backlit image and making sure that you align your flare source with the actual light source. But check out the video for some crucial tips on making the lens flare more natural.
Here’s a great little tutorial from photographer John Green for Creative Live that covers the reasons why starburst flares appear in photos and how to optimize the effect based on lens selection and composition.
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In this video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to add and remove lens flare from an image.
Removing lens flare from an image is accomplished by using Content Aware tools in Photoshop CC. Hughes also shows how to non-destructively add lens flare to an image using layer blend modes with the lens flare filter.
Earlier this week, I shared a new app from Perfectly Clear that uses a De-Purple filter to effectively desaturate the purple flare and haze encountered on the iPhone 5. Fotodiox has a hardware solution, the camHoodie, which is a lens hood for the iPhone 5, 4S and 4, as well as the iPad mini to cut down on lens flare before it ever enters your images. [Read more…]
Perfectly Clear’s Version 3 of its iOS app is out and includes a software fix for the purple lens flare problem on the iPhone 5.
On its own, the Perfectly Clear app is a great little editing app for the iPhone that gives you solid results from a single click. It’s quite similar to the Awesomize feature in SmugMug’s Camera Awesome app – and for good reason . . . Camera Awesome’s Awesomize is powered by Perfectly Clear’s technology.
One of the things that sets Perfectly Clear’s app apart, however, is the one-click De-Purple setting that allows you to remove the oh-so-common purple lens flare from the iPhone 5 images. In practice, it works quite well. It’s just not spot-on every time as you can see in the images below. [Read more…]