Lens Flare Overlays for Photoshop

“I’ll fix it in Photoshop” is never the goal. But there are instances where you are in the right place at the right time, you think through what it is that you’re photographing, but in post-processing, you realize that that final image just needs a little punch; a little enhancement of what is already there.

Discover the unique aesthetic and playfulness of lens flares and light leaks. While it's true that many of us see in colour or black and white, very few of us see into the sun. And because the sun doesn’t always cooperate with your schedule or location, you can certainly photograph the idea of how the scene feels to you, but you may not be able to capture it exactly. And that’s where lens flare overlays come in.

Light leaks and sun flares have become some of Dave Delnea’s signature looks in his commercial photography, and he has shared some of his favourite overlays in this package. The toolkit includes 14 original overlays that have been adapted to for a variety of placement positions and camera orientations for a total of 48 overlay options. Dave then reproduced the entire package with lower saturation levels for a total of 96 files.

Together with a 48-page PDF guide that offers the how-to’s, examples in use, and the best ways to use the overlays in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, this package offers a variety of possibilities for $10.

Note: The product file is a .zip folder which includes the PDF guide and a note file (.txt) with instructions on how to download the 309MB overlay image package.