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trinitro2lueno

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I would like to reproduce this wonderful flying dog backlighting with photoshop because I think it could be dangerous to throw into the air my big dog Jonas.

Best regards.


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gedstar

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Hi

You can produce a similar effect by using a Layer Style >>> Out Glow

All I done was made a selection of the dog, copied it to a new layer, downloaded a suitable background and placed it below the dog layer then selected the dog layer and applied an outer glow layer style

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Tom Mann

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It's no big deal - just a minor matter of nomenclature that may be useful to you in the future, but, among photographers, "realistic backlighting" of a dog looks like any of the following, ie, the edge of the fur of the dog is bright, but the background isn't necessarily bright:

http://www.archerimagery.com.au/wp-content/gallery/pet-photography/artistic_dog_portrait.jpg

http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/6ef3a562a...ur-backlit-in-the-road-in-istanbul-a0f94n.jpg

http://thumb9.shutterstock.com/disp...ed-dog-in-winter-forest-backlit-369655652.jpg

http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7012/6651669881_584edba91b_m.jpg


I'm not sure if there is a generally accepted name for the very different effect that you are looking for, but fortunately, from your example, everyone understood exactly what you meant and you didn't have to throw your dog into the air, LOL.

Cheers,

Tom M
 

IamSam

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Tom Mann Yes that's what I was thinking as well, but based on the OP's example, I thought they were wanting something different than the true meaning of the term.
 

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