Windlights

This series of Windlights were recently updated with better photos. In the set showing baja Norte, you can see the dark studio appearance of the same windlight beside each one. In the set of five faces you can see the Soft Studio Series which may or may not work well outside, results may vary. The two purplish windlights were created in honour of my dear friend Horrorcherry, owner and proprietress of The Horror! They will work well outside and on some angles you’ll see a lovely creepy sky 😉 Please click the images to view full sized.
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Here’s a set of six soft haze windlights that you can take for a spin!

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How To Create Windlights:

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Open your phototools tab, inside that tab click the New Sky Preset option which will open the second window you see on the left.  The BluHrz and BlueDen will determine the colour shading of your sky. You can play with the sliders below that to get the perfect haze horizon, density, distance.. Those give it that dreamy look, like a natural photo setting with a bit of haziness in the distance.

Sun and Moon Settings will determine the colour emitted from the sky. Make it very pink and a pink glow will settle across your skin and surrounding environment.  Gamma will determine how bright or washed your scene is overall.. Set it lower if you want a really dark look or high if you want it starker, more bright or sterile looking.

The day cycle slider is cool, you can adjust it to relative time of day and where the sun appears in the sky.

Est Ang is my favourite. Sometimes I want the sunset to show behind where I’m standing but the day setting have it in front of me – use the Est Ang to move it or to move how your shadows are falling..

Clouds tab – that one’s pretty self explanatory but you can adjust how thick and fast your clouds are or you can clear up the sky completely and have a perfect cloudless day! Adjust the colour of the clouds to make them either stand out from your sky or blend perfectly like a soft watercolour dream.

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Play with all of those sliders and eventually you’ll have the perfect lighting and sky that you needed for your shot! Click save when you’re finished and it’ll go to your user settings windlight folder which you can find by following this path (if you’re using windows, of course and replace my name with your PC name):

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For more incredible Windlight and photography resources, please see Strawberry Singh’s amazing page filled with everything you need and more as well as the glorious page at SL Blogger Support where you can find even more fabulous windlight resources and direct downloads!

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