How to Create Stunning Lens Flare Effects with Red Giant Knoll Light Factory v3.2.2 for Photoshop
If you are looking for a way to add some color, depth and excitement to your photos, you might want to try Red Giant Knoll Light Factory v3.2.2 for Photoshop. This plugin is a powerful tool that lets you create realistic and customizable lens flare effects with ease.
Lens flare is a phenomenon that occurs when light reflects or refracts off the surface of a lens, creating bright spots or streaks in the image. Lens flare can be used creatively to enhance the mood, atmosphere and drama of a scene, or to simulate the look of a real camera.
Red Giant Knoll Light Factory v3.2.2 for Photoshop is based on the technology developed by John Knoll, a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic. He has used his lens flare technology in many feature films, such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar.
With this plugin, you can choose from over 100 beautifully designed presets, or create your own custom effects from scratch. You can also animate your flares with behaviors that mimic real world light effects, such as strobe, pulse, flicker and blink.
One of the best features of this plugin is that it works in 3D space, so you can easily move and synchronize your flares with your 3D camera and lights in After Effects. You can also use it in Photoshop to add flares to your still images or video sequences.
In this article, we will show you how to use Red Giant Knoll Light Factory v3.2.2 for Photoshop to create stunning lens flare effects for your photos. We will cover the following topics:
How to install and activate the plugin
How to apply a preset and adjust its parameters
How to create your own custom flare from scratch
How to animate your flare with behaviors
How to use the plugin in After Effects and Photoshop
By the end of this article, you will be able to create amazing lens flare effects that will make your photos stand out from the crowd.
How to Install and Activate the Plugin
To use Red Giant Knoll Light Factory v3.2.2 for Photoshop, you need to have Adobe Photoshop CS5 or later installed on your computer. You also need to download and install the plugin from the official website: http://www.redgiant.com/products/all/knoll-light-factory-ps/
After downloading the plugin, you need to unzip it and run the installer. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process.
To activate the plugin, you need to enter your serial number that you received when you purchased the plugin. You can find your serial number in your Red Giant account or in your email confirmation.
To enter your serial number, launch Photoshop and go to Filter > Red Giant > Knoll Light Factory > Register. A dialog box will appear where you can enter your serial number and click OK.
Once you have activated the plugin, you are ready to use it.
How to Apply a Preset and Adjust Its Parameters
One of the easiest ways to use Red Giant Knoll Light Factory v3.2.2 for Photoshop is to apply one of the presets that come with the plugin. Presets are pre-made combinations of lighting elements that create different types of flares.
To apply a preset, open an image in Photoshop and go to Filter > Red Giant > Knoll Light Factory > Lens Editor. This will open a new window where you can see all the presets available in different categories.
You can browse through the presets by clicking on the arrows at the bottom of the window, or by using the drop-down menu at the top left corner. You can also search for a specific preset by typing its name in the search box at the top right corner.
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