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Pali Rao
Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
on Mar 18, 2016 at 9:26:02 am

Hi

Up until very recently, I have been a very happy user of the Knoll Light Factory plain but unfortunately it's being phased out as a product and no longer works on my setup.

Does anyone know of any other pro lens flare applications for a Mac?

+ Richard Roseman's 'Ultraflares' looks great but it's Windows only.
+ motionvfx's mFlares looked good but does not work on my Mac.

Anything else to get pro grade lens flares?

Many thanks
P


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Jakop Nazaretyan
Re: Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
on May 5, 2016 at 7:31:33 pm

Hi Pali, did you have any luck? I have the same problem.

Best,
Jakop


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Pali Rao
Re: Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
on May 9, 2016 at 9:34:14 am

Hi Jakop

Unfortunately not to date. There are some great things out there for windows - in particular UltraFlares by Richard Roseanne. I contacted Richard, who was very helpful, but said he did not have the resources to provide a Mac version unfortunately.

I tried installed mFlares, but it crashed on the large image sizes that Im working with.

Developers (Knoll included) seem to be concentrating on video effects

If I find anything for a Mac, Ill post on here.


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Pali Rao
Re: Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
on May 9, 2016 at 2:42:04 pm

...apologies for the typo - should have read 'Richard Rosenman'


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
on May 10, 2016 at 9:43:08 am

This is not a pro lens flare plug-in but it's better than nothing:

https://www.filterforge.com/filters/13037.html


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Pali Rao
Re: Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
on May 13, 2016 at 1:08:59 pm

I had a workaround for Knoll Light Factory. I have an older Mac on which it works ok, so I created samples flares which I use often on a black background. I can then choose from this library and apply them as a 'screen' layer in Photoshop. Not ideal, as it's not dynamic, but at least I can use KLF....

Hope this helps, until a pro alternative to KLF arrives for a Mac :-)


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James Cole
Re: Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
on Apr 11, 2017 at 1:31:43 am

Hi Guys,

I have a workaround for Mac using After Effects. There is a stunning plugin called Optical Flares by Video CoPilot which I actually think is better than KLF was.

You can get it here https://www.videocopilot.net/products/opticalflares/

Basically I'll export a black jpeg with a tiny white dot where I want the flare to go. Import that into AE, add the flare, Export it with a Save to PSD. Then bring it back into PS, set the blend mode to screen or add and it's done.

Hope this helps.

James

James Cole
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Pali Rao
Re: Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
on Apr 12, 2017 at 8:07:47 am

@James

Thanks for the head up - looks like a good package, but it is only for After Effects not Photoshop CC. Knoll Light Factory works with After Effects too, so unless the Optical Flares plugin is available for Photoshop CC, good as it may be, it's of no help to me Im afraid.


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