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Light Factory (lens flare) alternatives for Photoshop CC on PC

Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
28 January 2016 06:56
RedChecker
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As per the title... does anyone know of any alternatives for Light Factory (which no longer supports Photoshop) for use with Photoshop CC to create custom lens flares and that work on a PC?

I've seen there's one called mFlare but sadly that's Mac only (and no, I don't ever want to buy a Mac).
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29 January 2016 08:04
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BrushEEzy - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=free+photoshop+lens+flare

No compatibility required...


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
29 January 2016 08:28
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Knoll Light Factory was far more advanced than simply adding 'dumb' flares. As you moved the target point (for the light) around the image it would change the properties of the elements of the flare depending on distance from the centre and angle to the centre-line of the image and would create extra artifacts when positioned close to the image edges. The various elements would also react differently based on background colour. It did it all quickly and easily too, along with the ability to fully customise the elements of each flare and save presets... that's the functionality I want.

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29 January 2016 09:09
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Have you had a look at mFlare?, it may be suitable for you
I used to do it in the dark, now I just flash!


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
29 January 2016 10:37
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Quote from Adrian
Have you had a look at mFlare?, it may be suitable for you



Yep, it's Mac only though (although appears to be the best successor to Knoll Light Factory following its demise/transition to a video-only plugin)
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29 January 2016 11:52
AndyGStudios
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I can think of several flare filters, but none with the level of functionality that you want. Flares are so passe' and cliche' now they don't get much attention. I use brushes and just modify the brush once stamped, to my needs, but I do understand where you're coming from.


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14 February 2016 10:57
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15 February 2016 07:07
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