Too much retouched?

Started Sep 9, 2007 | Discussions thread
joe filer Senior Member • Posts: 2,934
Thanks Pam

Your tutorial was fun to work with. It gave me a couple of ideas that might elaborate on the effect. I tried these additions:
Increase the contrast of the motion blurred rays image.

Add a few additional white beams with a white brush, constraining to vertical by holding the shift key.

Blur the beams before pasting the image into the scene. Then the transformation will also increase or decrease the blur.
I added a mask with a radial gradient to fade the beams.
Finally painted in a few spots on the mask to correspond to holes in the clouds.

Could also paint on mask with a low opacity white brush to highlight beams falling on the flowers.

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