Leaks, flares & Co. – Here’s why photographers love them!
After the overwhelming success of our first Lightning packages, we wanted to take it up another notch with Lightning Vol. II. We spared no costs and efforts in the production: This time real retro lenses from analogues times went into action – some of them were already older than 30 years! This is how we were able to capture unique light effects, which will turn your images into something very special.
No photography without light, as every child knows. But how can one actually create exciting lighting moods that capture the eye? Unfortunately, the available light in many situations is anything but spectacular. Luckily, the Taydoo light leak overlays and flare overlays provide quick remedy. The sheer endless light motives transform any ordinary shot into a creative piece of art.
In recent years, light leaks and flares took the photography scene by storm. Technically, they are nothing but lens and camera aberrations, which also have a very creative look. The popularity of light overlays is most likely due to them being one of the easiest and yet most effective methods to take our pictures to the next level. The before and after comparisons are sure to delight you!
Bokehs: blurry circles as popular as never before
Another evergreen amongst the most popular image composing elements is the so-called bokeh. This term describes blurring circles, which occur with round light sources outside of the depth of field. Bokehs vary from lens to lens in terms of shape, color and contrast.
Did you ever wonder why some pictures fascinate you, while some others just seem okay? The bokeh can make the decisive difference! That is because the blurry circles in a picture’s background create a lot more depth, which showcases the actual motive much more impressively.
No matter if you’re looking to apply bokeh overlays to beautify your outdoor pictures or if you’d like to use them as a digital backdrop for studio shots – you’ll be surprised, how much more of an impact these artistic and creative tools will add to your photos!
The quick & easy way to achieve magical light plays
The light textures of this Lightning overlay pack were not just carelessly arranged in Photoshop, but were actually photographed in our studio with lots of hard work and attention to detail. The utilized retro lenses guarantee incomparable wow-effects, which are unable to be reproduced in this form.
Look forward to this truly impressive collection of no less than 2,094 (!) overlays in every possible variation: glimmers of light, intense sun rays, starbursts, flares, leaks, bokehs and more in all shapes and colors!
Furthermore, the included video tutorial explains how to easily adapt each overlay to your image in just a few clicks and how you can e.g. change the toning of your desired light effect.
This truly opens up an infinite amount of image processing possibilities, which you can use to create one unique masterpiece after the other. Go ahead and try it out – we are 100% convinced that you will love the results!
The overlays are usable with the most common layer-based image processing and graphic programs, such as Adobe Photoshop (from CS2), Photoshop Elements, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (from X5), PaintShop Pro (from X5), Gimp etc.
Please note! Lightroom does not allow the integration of overlays and textures. Therefore, overlays cannot be used with any version of this program.
For Photoshop, there is a video tutorial included in the pack. If you are an Elements user, you can find a suitable tutorial in the following: video tutorial for Photoshop Elements
The overlays of this package were produced with lenses, which are more than 30 years old. Due to their age, these lenses also exhibit dust inclusions. These dust inclusions are visible on some bokehs previous to their insertion into the picture. Once you place the overlay on your image and change the layer mode to “Screen”, these dust inclusions will become invisible.
Following receipt of payment, you will have INSTANT access to all 2,094 motives of the Lightning Vol. II overlay pack via online download! You’re only a few mouse clicks apart. Go ahead with the red button at the top of the page!
PPS. Do you already know our overlay package Lightning Vol. I + Vol. II with a total of 4,094 light overlays for a special price? It’s just the right choice for everyone, who can’t get enough of leaks, flares and bokehs!