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Although we only need a few stock images for this manipulation, the real challenge will be to create the illumination and the night ambient. It took me a while until I found the right combination of blend modes and Adjustment Layers that worked.

If you’ve already seen my Manipulation Secrets episodes, many of the techniques used here will make sense for you because I’m applying the same ones here. I will try to give you as many details as I can anyways. If you’re not advanced, try to use the same layer names as me because it will be easier for you to follow along. Let’s start.

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In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a Lighting Photomainpulation using Photoshop. You will learn how to use different settings to fill out your canvas with nice lightnings and blending modes using different stock images to create good lighting effects. Following the steps of this tutorial you will easily learn how to use different tools and tips to create good lighting effects. This is my second tutorial and I hope you will enjoy and learn something from it!

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Web design inspiration is always helpful, because looking at the creative works of others you can find your own creativity. There are obviously different approaches that you can use, it depends usually on the content and the concept, business or organization that the web site represents. One of such design approaches can be using a photo as a key element.

Large photos are becoming increasingly popular in web design, particularly acting as a background of a website. They can help quickly establish mood, color palette, and easily reflect the meaning and the purpose of a website. However, such photos tend to attract attention and it's important to have a really great photo in order to use it as a background, but you should remember that very often photos require some tricky photomanipulations. Besides, it's relatively harder to resize photos based on a user's browser size, some advanced CSS or, in some cases, Flash, is required to make everything look good.

As cool as the site is, this background is pretty catchy and innovative.



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