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.
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!