How to Cast Realistic Light From A Window in Photoshop ?
In this Cast Realistic Light Photoshop Effects tutorial, we’re going to learn how to take an ordinary photo and give it more focus and impact by creating a light source and shining it on the main subject through a window.
Open photo you want to add the lighting effect, as well as a photo of the window you want to use.
Drag the photo of the window into the main image.
Make selection around the inside of the window.
Add A Levels Adjustment Layer.
Darken the area in the window with the Levels Adjustment Layer.
Move and Resize the window light with free transform.
Invert layer mask to darken the area around the window.
Soften the edges of the window light with the Gaussian Blur filter.
Duplicate Levels Layer and Invert Layer Mask.
Change the blend mode of the second Levels adjustment layer from “Normal” to “Screen”.
you’ll see the intensity of the light increase dramatically in the image.
Adjust the light intensity by lowering the opacity of the adjustment layer.
Finally apply color lookup.
[Note: If you want more soft edges of the window light, then apply Gaussian Blur filter again.]