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You must have basic knowledge of photoshop to do this tutorial.


In this video tut ill show you the basics of importing an image into photoshop with an alpha channel and then removing that channel for further PS editing.

Also will show you how to make realistic looking lightning.

Enjoy.
Steve
DP Studios

credit: film [link] ~clandestine-stock
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:iconraijin69:
thanks for the tut..^^
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:iconunscenemedia:
unscenemedia Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
omfg I never realized I could just CTRL click the alpha channel lmfao... I always manually selected it >.< I'm such a noob.
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Dec 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol...always cool to learn new little tricks :D
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:iconltripley:
This is magnificent but I have one question. Once your lightening bolts are made, how could you replace the black with a real sky stock image?

-Ripley
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:iconbnw-jack:
dude this has helped me so much thank you very much x
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Apr 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome, glad it helped you
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:iconof-the-animator:
This was by far the best lightning tut I've seen. Never would have thought to start with a gradient... always started with clouds, then difference clouds.

This is much better.
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Mar 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you...Im glad it helped you :D
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BlendedPaths Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn that was easy. It's amazing to me how scared I was of PS when I first bought it - like it would be so incredibly hard to use... But more and more it's just...easy.

Thanks for making it that way, Steve. :heart: You've taught me so much!!
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DigitalPhenom Feb 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aaaahh yes i felt the same way and back then there was few to no tutorials....so its my pleasure to help you :D im glad its working for you! :hug:
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