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AHiL Light Extraction Tutorial by JesseLax AHiL Light Extraction Tutorial by JesseLax
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My first official Photoshop tutorial, highlighting an extremely fast and simple way to isolate and extract light
(and thereby darks) into their own layer.
For your reading convenience, this tut has been sized to widescreen wallpaper dimensions, in the
hopes that making it your desktop wallpaper will be easier to reference while working in photoshop.
You may want to temporarily hide your taskbar while using it this way, though, as I needed every pixel of space
I could get to makes this completely comprehensive.

While this small instruction can be done by even beginners, I recommend you at very least understand
the Layers system before attempting.

Pack Contains:
  • Tutorial: Multiple resolutions of the Tutorial seen above, sized in: 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1440x900, & 1280x800.

  • PSD File: One PSD file, containing a light sample for use as reference to this tut, and as a free resource for you in any other work you might choose to include it in.
    (PLEASE CREDIT ME IF YOU USE THIS PSD IN YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK!)

  • ReadMe: My standard ReadMe file, modified to include Tutorials in my copyright agreement. This applies to you anytime you download my art.


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    PhotoshopCS3 Icon made by ~julyDrawed, and more credit to them for the divider boxes as well, which were inspired by their work.
    Thank you to ^FallenRox for testing this tut before its release.
    Light-source was created by me in Apophysis, and can be recognized in several of my works, including: Revolver, VAPORise, and Warsight Flux, all of which were created using this techniques.

    Finished in PhotoshopCS3ext.
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    :iconmyco8721:
    MYCO8721 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
    jey jesse thanks again for these. im officially hooked to photoshop so im gonna be faving all yer PS stuff. i thought PS was a big program i was wrong, its way bigger haha
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
    Hell yeah, it's massive! I'm still learning new things and I've been using every version since 7! :P
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    :icony-n-1-f:
    Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
    Great tutorial, man! Gotta add this one to my Favez for sure:D
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
    sweet! It's old as hell, but I still use that method to this very day. Glad you like it. :)
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    :icond51616:
    d51616 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
    *big grin* FANK U!!!!!!!!!!
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
    you're welcome!!!!
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    :iconelenderbube:
    ElenderBube Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
    :+favlove: Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and the work you did invest in this tutorial :worship:
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    My pleasure, genuinely.

    Sorry it's so brief, i was under time constraints. Hopefully sometime soon I can get some more done!

    Glad you liked it and I hope it was useful. ;)
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    :iconsmoko-stock:
    Smoko-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
    Cant wait to read this tut...Many thanks
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    you're very welcome! I hope it's of use to you. ;)
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    :icontorched7:
    Torched7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
    Woh! this is awesome!
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    Thanks!!!
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    :iconnulldev07:
    nulldev07 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008   Photographer
    Its nice - but the reflections of "step" buttons arent right. You have used the reflection for the Ps buttons for them...
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    well of COURSE I used the PS reflections. i used the whole PS icon!!
    What's wrong with that?
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    :iconnulldev07:
    nulldev07 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Photographer
    I am sorry... I did not intended to hurt your feelings... but I was expecting that the "reflections" should look like objects of which they are the reflections.
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    My feelings aren't hurt at all, please don't worry!
    I'm just too silly for m own good. I apologize if it came off wrong, and I do promise all of my words were meant in good fun as much as they were my explanation.

    Anddddd I very much appreciate you taking the time to look over my work and leave your thoughts. thank you! :bounce:
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    sidewinder711 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
    Thanks for your work, AHiL! I hope to read it carefully one day ... if I only would have the same amount of spare time as wishes for improving my skills with PS....! lol
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    You're so welcome!!
    It's really an easy tut, and once you do it a couple times the whole process takes all of 5 seconds.
    If you're short on time, just do the three steps really fast to see how it works, and then come back later and read the extra info. that stuff is just there to give you a better idea of how to utilize the technique in different styles of art. ;)
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    sidewinder711 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
    Thanks for the "extra" explanation... you keep me motivated, Jesse! :D I guess you know the wording "it's only a matter of priorities" ... lol. I will give it a try on the weekend and see how it works... and will come back to learn more. ;)
    Take care
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    I'm here to help, man! Absolutely my pleasure. ;)
    Great gallery by the way. looking forward to seeing more work from you.
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    sidewinder711 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
    lol....my MINI gallery! ;) Nevertheless I appreciate your nice comment, Jesse! :bow: I would be happy as well if I could spend more time on photo works. But I'm optimistic... :wave: Take care
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    We all have to start from somewhere, here, and you've got good beginning to yours! It's always fun building up your gallery, I think. I loved it when I first was doing mine. :nod:
    And optimism is great!!

    Talk to you soon. ;)
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    0Hamster0 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
    Many, many thanks! :salute:
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    Oh for sure!!! My pleasure!
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    :iconznow-white:
    znow-white Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
    Well written and comprehensive...:clap:
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    Thank you very much, sweety!!
    I'm flattered you took the time to look it over... :hug:
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    :iconznow-white:
    znow-white Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
    No problem ,will try it out when I get a bit of extra time :nod:
    Thankyou :hug:
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    :iconaziznatour:
    AzizNatour Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    wow nice, That was helpful! :D thank you for sharing
    :+fav:
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    Great! Glad you like it.
    Does this mean I should do another?
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    :iconaziznatour:
    AzizNatour Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    yeah sure, it would be great if you make more tutorials! :nod: :thumbsup:
    Reply
    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    coolio! :boogie:

    I just may.
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    :iconaziznatour:
    AzizNatour Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    anyway, it's featured here [link]
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    :iconkampongboy92:
    kampongboy92 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Student Interface Designer
    Nice tut mate.. :)
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    Thanks, buddy! My first one, so hopefully they'll get better as I do more. ;)
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    :iconpathard:
    Pathard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
    Awesome tutorial man! I'll try it when I get the chance :D
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    Sweet!! Do let me know if it was useful... so I know if I should do another. ;)
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    :iconpathard:
    Pathard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
    M'kay. I'll let ya know once I get my Good PC fixed, then I can actually use Photoshop. It should be fixed by Friday if I'm correct. :D
    So, I should have an answer for ya on Saturday if I remember lol
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    Take your time!!
    I really appreciate it. ;)
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    :iconmrrste:
    mrrste Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
    Not sure what the hell it is but good work :lol:
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    it's... helpful!!!!

    And exactly how I made a bunch of my art. ;)
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    :iconpeterrama:
    PeterRama Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    You're welcome!
    You're welcome!
    You're welcome!
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    :iconthe1blur:
    The1Blur Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    :thumbsup:
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    :D
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    :iconbennywai:
    bennywai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    thz for the great tutorial bro :D
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    you're very welcome!
    Reply
    :iconsplintered13:
    splintered13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
    The long awaited tut is here! :w00t:
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    Indeed!! And apparently I need to make another one, or the people will riot! :faint:
    Reply
    :iconsplintered13:
    splintered13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
    :threaten: Yes we will :threaten:
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    :iconjesselax:
    JesseLax Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
    lmfao!!! okokok!!!!
    :sprint:
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