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Diving into Photoshop Filters

Lesson 5 of 12

Lens Flare

Khara Plicanic

Diving into Photoshop Filters

Khara Plicanic

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Lesson Info

5. Lens Flare


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1 Class Introduction Duration:03:41
2 Finding Hidden Filters Duration:11:58
3 Halftone Pattern Duration:07:06
4 Liquify Duration:07:06
5 Lens Flare Duration:02:30
6 Flames Duration:05:16
7 Variations of the Blur Tool Duration:10:29
8 Field Blur Duration:04:33

Lesson Info

Lens Flare

Okay, let's talk about rendering some things. We'll start over here. So another thing that you can render is, um, flares. And that could be kind of fun. Um, so if we want to do that, we come up to the filter menu, and before we run this, let's convert it for smart filters so that we can tweak it later. So we'll do that. And then we can just come up to render or but filter render lens flare, and you can choose several different lens types and adjust the brightness and such. And then you can actually just, like, put the sun where you want it, which maybe would be That's about as close is. We can get it, but it adds a nice little effect because who doesn't love a good length slayer? Um, and then, of course, because we did this as a smart filter, we can double click it and adjusted if we want Teoh or a change to a different type of lens. That's wild. Some lens flares. They're not all created equal, right? I don't know if you've ever I shot a wedding down in like almost South America so clo...

se, and I was so freaked out at first when the lens flares that I was getting were like laser beams, and I don't know what had to do with, like, something in the air or the lighter. I don't know what, but it was freaking me out. And it was so hard to shoot around because, like it, the reception was at a beach outside and I always like I like to backlight things so I would get these, like crazy laser beams shooting out of the my life. My off camera lights was just wild. But anyway, I guess, and my friends that shoot down there a lot, they were like, Yeah, that just happened The secret, I don't know, like humidity. I don't know what like Ben's, but I don't know, it was weird. Okay, let's That was, uh, lens flare. So you people sell like lens flare filter than like things that you can just do it and photos operate just like this

Class Description

When it comes to Adobe® Photoshop® filters, there’s more than meets the eye. Beyond cheap tricks and quick fixes, Khara Plicanic will show you the powerful manipulations, effects, and more that one can do when utilizing this tool. Discover new uses for filters you thought you knew, and several you likely overlooked.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017


Amy Vaughn

Khara is knowledgeable, creative and has a fun and easy to understand teaching style. This class goes over some of the default Photoshop filters and offers ideas about how to use them for creative effects. My favorite new thing I learned was about displacement maps, but I'm looking forward to trying more of these out.


I have been using Photoshop for many years. Although I've made use of filters now and again, I never spent time learning about them. I appreciate how clearly Khara explains filter settings and the examples she provides.