Playing With Light: Using the Sun Effect in NatureArt
 

 
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Tutorial: AKVIS NatureArt

Playing With Light

 

The author of this example is Thomas Feldmann of Germany.

The tutorial shows how you can illuminate a dark landscape by inserting one or more sources of light. Using AKVIS NatureArt we will add the moon with a soft diffused glow, and a little light to the lamp.

Original Image Result
Original Image Result

This tutorial can be done with any graphics editor which is compatible with the AKVIS NatureArt plug-in. If the standalone version is used the result will be the same.

  • Step 1. Begin by placing the moon in the sky. Open the image in the graphics editor. Start the AKVIS NatureArt plug-in.
    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. Choose Sun from the list of effects. With just a couple of steps day can be changed to night.

    Go to the Rays tab and disable the drawing of rays. Switch to the Sun tab.

    Changing the Size and Position of the Moon
    Changing the Size and Position of the Moon

    Use the Transform tool to change the moon's size and location on the image. Adjust the parameters Power and Smoothness to your taste, or as shown below.

    Adjusting the Moon's Parameters
    Adjusting the Moon's Parameters

    Start processing and...the moon is ready.

    Landscape After Adding the Moon
    Landscape After Adding the Moon

    Press to apply the result.

  • Step 3. The full moon shines in the sky. All that remains is to add a light to the lamp.

    Start the AKVIS NatureArt plug-in again. Choose Sun from the list of effects. Use the to place the solar disk within the lamp. Adjust the parameters for the best result. The author's adjustments are shown below.

    Settings for the Lamp's Light
    Settings for the Lamp's Light

    You can also achieve this effect using AKVIS LightShop.

    As a result we have a transformed landscape.

    Result
    Result

    Press to apply the result.

 
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   — Workspace — Workspace
   — How To Use The Program — How To Use The Program
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Rain — Rain
   — Sun — Sun
   — Water — Water
   — Lightning — Lightning
   — Clouds — Clouds
   — Frost — Frost
   — Rainbow — Rainbow
   — Fire — Fire
   — Ice — Ice
Examples Examples
   — Torch of Liberty — Torch of Liberty
   — Above the Sea — Above the Sea
   — Day & Night — Day & Night
   — Flaming Text — Flaming Text
   — The Sea on a Midsummer Night — The Sea on a Midsummer Night
   — Playing With Light — Playing With Light
   — Tempest in a Glass — Tempest in a Glass
   — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree
   — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist
   — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects
   — Frosty Window — Frosty Window
   — Planet Of Storms — Planet Of Storms
   — Frozen River — Frozen River
   — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing
   — Creating an Animated Avatar — Creating an Animated Avatar
   — Sunset Picture — Sunset Picture
   — Fiery Girl:  Drawing with Flame — Fiery Girl: Drawing with Flame

 

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