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Sunbursts and flares

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  • Started 1 year ago by cabfoto
  • Latest reply from warlock
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cabfoto
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I'm trying to extract sunbursts and flares from the background and not having any luck. Perhaps because there are light (from the sun) and dark areas coming through the sun. I want to make transparent sunbursts from my sunburst photos. Any suggestions would be kindly appreciated. Thanks.

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cabfoto
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Sorry, I forgot to mention I'm working on a Mac using PS CS 5. Again, the light that is coming through the leaves of the trees silhouetting the trees is what is causing the problem, I think. I can't take out the light since PS can't tell the difference between the light through the trees and the sunburst that I want to extract or save. Thanks to anyone who knows how-to do this.

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CompWiz
CompWiz
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cabfoto, still uncertain about your inquiry.

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cabfoto
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Sorry. I have photos of sunbursts and lens flares. I want to put just the sunbursts or lens flares on a transparent layer to use on other photos. I have seen them for sale but would like to make my own. Does that help? Thanks!!!!

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hatryst
hatryst
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Hi cabfoto. Can you post the image for us to see? Upload it at photobucket or somewhere and post it here, would be easier to understand...

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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There are lots of free plugins for photoshop and similar programs that will create sunbursts and lensflares for you.
Adding a sunbursts and lensflares to a picture is easy, taking them out is a different matter.
It's been a long time since I used things like these so I don't remember the plugin names, but here's a site to start looking: plugin site

Edit:here you can download some brushes that can do the same.

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cabfoto
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Thank you so much for the responses. I will look into the plug-ins. Thank you!

As far as making a transparent sun flare (to use on other photos) from my sun flare photo, I will have to look into photobucket because I have never heard of that. I thought there might be an 'upload file' here but I see there is not. Sorry, I'm a newbie here. I will get back to you on this. Thanks again for trying to help. I'll be right back...

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warlock
warlock
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http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=8 This may help.

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