Create lighting effects using Gradient Maps in Photoshop

Category: Photo Effects and Retouching

In this Photoshop tutorial by Unmesh Dinda from Piximperfect you will learn an interesting technique to completely mold and control light in Photoshop using Gradient Maps along with amazing light effects to add drama, depth, and dimension.

In this video, learn how to manipulate multiple levels of light. Whether you want to remove shiny flash hotspots or add more shine, make harsh light soft or soft light harsh, with Gradient Maps, you can control almost everything. Gradient Map allows you to control what happens in different brightness/darkness levels of the photo. It goes further than highlights, shadows, and mid-tones and lets you divide the tones into even more smaller pieces. As many pieces as you desire. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use this to our advantage and controls every aspect and level of light.

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