Use Photoshop to create and add a dramatic ray of light to your photos. It’s easy, accurate, and fun!
Finding and Identifying the Light Source
Before we can create the ray of light, we need to separate the bright areas from the image.
Open a photo you would like to edit. Or, you may use the photo used in this tutorial (from iStockPhoto).
Before we start, we need to duplicate the layer (Layer> Duplicate or Ctrl+J).
To find and separate the light source in the photo, we’ll use the Levels tool (Image> Adjustment> Levels or Ctrl+L). Drag the middle input slider all the way to the left.