Today I am going to share a tutorial that has been helpful to me in making composites a bit more realistic. Glyn Dewis made a great tutorial on how to add rim lighting using the effects in Photoshop and layer masks to bring in the rim lighting where you want it.

Adding rim light

Replacing sky

In this photo, the sky was dull and gray with very little light behind them. I added in a sunrise and added some subtle rim light using Glyn’s technique to make it seem more realistic.

Try it for yourself!

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Digital Artist & Photographer

Hi! I'm Kathy Newman, photographer and sole proprieter of KCNewman Photography, here in the amazing Antelope Valley. I love taking pictures. It is what I do. My camera goes with me everywhere. Beautiful sunrises, details of a flower, my lovely daughter...big or small, whatever captures my fancy, I capture it on my camera. I hope that you are inspired and blessed by the pictures as well, and want to have them in your home or business to add character and beauty to your world. I am also available for engagement, senior, newborn, family portraits, and especially weddings (I love weddings!), both in the Antelope Valley and beyond. I would love to work with you to preserve your memories. I consult closely with you to achieve exactly the photos you will cherish for a lifetime.