How to Create a Light Leak Photoshop Color Effect

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How to Create a Light Leak Photoshop Color Effect
  04-29-2021, 11:27 AM
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Tutorial Assets
You will need the following resources in order to complete this tutorial: 1. How to Create a Color Photo Effect Using a Gradient Map
Step 1
To create a color photo effect, we'll use a gradient map adjustment layer. Press Control-O and select the image you want to use.
Step 2
Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map.
Step 3
Double-Click on the gradient map icon and create a gradient with the following settings:
  • Color: 
    #4a595f
  • ; Location: 0%
  • Color: 
    #ba8254; Location: 100%
Step 4
Change the Blending Mode of the gradient map to Color.
[Image: changing%20the%20blending%20mode%20of%20...%20map.jpg]
2. How to Create Light Leaks in Photoshop
Step 1
Now we can start to create the light leaks. Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient.
[Image: creating%20a%20gradient%20fill%20layer.jpg]
Step 2
Double Click on the Gradient Fill layer and use the following settings:
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: -50.53°
  • Color: 
    #89515e; Location: 0%
  • Color: 
    #d26348
  • ; Location: 46%
  • Color: 
    #ff9f3b; Location: 100%
[*][Image: setting%20up%20the%20parameters%20for%20...20fill.jpg]
[*]Step 3
Change the Blending Mode of the gradient fill to Lighten.
[*][*][Image: changing%20the%20blending%20mode%20of%20...20fill.jpg]
[*][*]Step 4
[*]Create another gradient fill layer as we just did above, but use the following settings:



[*]Style: Reflected
[*]Angle: -160°
[*]Color: 
#fd605
[*]; Location: 26%
[*]Color: 
#533664
; Location: 46%
[*]Color: #e05929
[*]; Location: 76%
[*]Opacity: 0%; Location: 0%
[*]Opacity: 100%; Location: 16%
[*]Opacity: 100%; Location: 31%
[*]Opacity: 100%; Location: 67%
[*]Opacity: 100%; Location: 70%
[*]Opacity: 0%; Location: 73%

[*][*][*][Image: creating%20the%20second%20gradient%20fill%20layer.jpg]
[*][*][*]Step 5

[*]Change the Blending Mode of the gradient fill to Lighten.

[*][*][*][*][Image: changing%20the%20blending%20mode%20of%20...20leak.jpg]
[*][*][*]




[*]Step 6
And for the last light leaks, let's create another gradient fill layer with the following settings:
  • Style: Linear
  • Angle: 140°
  • Color: 
    #454543
  • ; Location: 0%
  • Color: 
    #d96331
  • ; Location: 52%
  • Color: 
    #d79863
  • ; Location: 100%
  • Opacity: 100%; Location: 23%
  • Opacity: 55%; Location: 27%
  • Opacity: 100%; Location: 40%
  • Opacity: 55%; Location: 69%
  • Opacity: 100%; Location: 90%
[*][*][*][*][*][Image: creating%20the%20light%20leak%20overlay.jpg]
[*][*][*][*][*]Step 7
Change the Blending Mode of the last gradient fill to Lighten.
[*][*][*][*][*][*][Image: changing%20the%20blending%20mode.jpg]
[*][*][*][*][*][*]Step 8
[*]And finally, to make our image look a little more "faded", we need to create another adjustment layer. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Exposure and set the Offset to +0.0200
[*][Image: creating%20the%20exposure%20adjustment%20layer.jpg]
[*][*][*][*][*][*]







[*]Awesome Work, You're Now Done!
In this simple way, we can create a light leak Photoshop action using gradient maps and gradient fill layers to achieve different Photoshop color effects.

[*][*][*][*][*][*][*][*][Image: Final%20Result.jpg]

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