Light rays are a difficult phenomenon to come by. Not only do you have to have the sun perfectly placed along the horizon, the atmosphere around you must also be filled with fog, dust or other particles to capture the light as it’s passing through.
Thankfully, for those times when you have the perfect shot, but don’t have the rays to accentuate the scene, a little time in Photoshop can help add that extra little spice to the image to truly bring it to life.
In the eleven minute tutorial, Nace walks through the process in Photoshop, showing how a few brush adjustments, a filter and a range of blending mode can make realistic light rays in a matter of minutes. As with many tutorials, each step can be adjusted to your liking, so the end result is exactly what you’re looking for.