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Step 16 - Changing the LightIn this step you will change the light scene to gain more focus on the focal point of the manipulation, which is the light bulb. Create a new layer on the top of all layers and name it LIGHT CHANGE. Grab the Brush Tool (B), select some big soft round brush and pick some dark violet color from the sky. Lower the opacity of the brush on about 30%. Paint a decent vignette around the image. Now pick some light color from the picture and paint over and around the light bulb. You probably agree with me that it looks quite weird right now. But it's because it's not blended properly. To blend it well change the Blending Mode of the layer on Soft Light. Much better isn't it?
Step 17 - Adding the FractalIn this step you're going to add the image of fractal to create the effect that the bulb is shining or glowing. Open the picture of fractal and drag it into the manipulation. Place the layer on the top of the layers and name it FRACTAL. To blend the layer properly you need to change the Blending Mode again. This time on Screen. It makes that the black color dissapear. As you can see the effect is too harsh right now and it doesn't look well. To make it bit less visible lower the opacity of this layer on 85%. Another thing which doesn't look well is the bright spot in the middle of the fractal. To make it less visible add vector mask. Grab the Brush Tool (B), pick black color, lower opacity on 60% and paint over the bright spot to make it less visible. After you're finished you should have image similar to the one below.
Step 18 - Analysis of the Light SceneNow it's time to focus more on building interesting light scene. So far the image looks bit dull because there is quite low contrast between lights and shadows and light itself is quite uninteresting. You'll change it in this and some of the folowing steps. To be able better imagine how the whole light scene should look like I took a photo with light bulb and the lamp to imitate the scene on the maipulation. Below you can see the photo. Now let me say what things has to be done:
- Lens Flare - it gives the picture sort of "movie feel"
- Yellow lines around the edges
- Lighter part on the light bulb where the sun is reflected
- Shadows from the holder