Wishing you a happy and healthy 2012. I hope the new year rocks for you.
For those of you who enjoy the digital imaging process . . .
Above is the original photograph, which was taken in my living room. Gear:
Above is a rough idea of my lighting set up, created with Lighting
I added the lighting effects in Photoshop CS4:
Filter > Render > Lighting Effects (light at top right and left of frame).
Filter > Render > Lens Flare (lights at top of frame).
I added the color and gradient to the type using: Layer Style > Gradient Overlay.
As a final touch, I added the drop shadow to the image: Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow.
I teach all this stuff on my workshops
. I can even help you out with some basic blues guitar.
Again, Happy New Year!
Rick, Susan and Marco