Using lighting effects for portraits and night-for-day transformations. Part one - lighting effects filter.

The Lighting Effects Filter is a multi-faceted filter with a huge variety of uses. It can simulate specific qualities of light; utilize and enhance the existing light in a scene; and, by doing both, it can even simulate the effects of lighting that never existed in the original shot.

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We’ll do all three with this shot of a bedroom illuminated by strong afternoon sunlight. Using the Lighting Effects filter, we can completely transform the scene to one of cool blue moonlight mixed with a localized, warm, incandescent light. 
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<h2>Changing lighting conditions</h2> 
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