Article By Jimmy McIntyre

Light bleeding can work wonders for your images. It can help you add more vibrancy and warmth to your scene. There are many different ways to achieve a similar effect, but one thing we must keep in mind is that light bleeding is most effective when there is already an actually light source to work with. If not, the result may look too unnatural.

In this video I show you one of the quickest ways to create a light bleeding effect in Photoshop using a Soft Light layer and a warm foreground colour, and painting in at various capacities. And we can always mask out areas that don’t look very natural.