Tutorial: How to Add Realistic Looking Sun Beams To Your Photographs in Post

In this ten minute video created by Glyn Dewis, you’ll get a nice little look at how to add sun rays to any photograph of your choosing by using gradients, layer masks and smart objects.

Dewis does a great job of making sure to cover every aspect of the process in his tutorial so it’s very easy to follow along even if you’re a novice. And while I’m personally not a fan of adding such special effects to an image, there are plenty who are.

So give the tutorial a watch, play around in Photoshop to see what you can come up with and then let us know how you feel about adding special effect like this in post.

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