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Photoshop ray of light into a room

Let me show you how easy it is to recreate a ray of light comming through a window in the morning.

 
  Author: mat | Version: CS5 | 27th December 2011 |  
 
 
1.
 

Open a picture of a room with a sunny window similar to mine.

 
 
2.
 

Choose the Polygonal Lasso Tool.

 
 
3.
 

Make a selection similar to mine.

 
 
4.
 

Click Create a new layer button.

 
 
5.
 

Press D and X key to set the white foreground color.

Press ALT + DEL keys to fill the selection with white color.

Pess CTRL + D to deselect the selection.

 
 
6.
 

Set the new layer opacity to 50%.

 
 
7.
 

This is how it should look like at this point.

 
 
8.
 

In the menu click Filter, Blur and choose Gaussian Blur...

In the new window set the Radious to about 6 pixels and click OK.

 
 
9.
 

Click the Add layer mask button.

 
 
10.
 

Press D to set the black and white color.

Choose the Gradient Tool.

 
 
11.
 

Click and drag the mouse to create a softer and more realistic light.

You can do that as many times as you want.

 
 
12.
 

And we are done!

Don't hesitate on using our Forum in case of any questions that might occur.

 
 
 
   
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