Creating Light Rays

I chose a nature scene to have the sunlight coming through.


I then created a second layer and selected the Polygonal Lasso to be able to select the area the sunlight would hit.


I right-clicked and chose fill selection.  I changed the contents to “background color”.  For the blending, I chose “linear light” with a 30% opacity to make sure it wasn’t too much light.


I then selected the eraser and chose the “Soft Round 300 Pixels” brush with a 53% opacity to blend the edges to create a more natural light.


This is the final result.



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