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Melissa HerreraSunlight Effect
by on Jan 18, 2016 at 10:40:08 am


Can anyone tell me how I create this kind of light effect in Adobe Premiere?
I guess it's not a lens flare...

How is it called and how do you create one in Adobe Premiere?


Sorry, if this is a stupid question...not a pro at this... :)


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Jon DoughtieRe: Sunlight Effect
by on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:26:22 pm

What you have there looks to me like a "light leak". This effect duplicates what can happen when film receives additional, unintended light exposure due to a hole or other small flaw in the camera body.

A google search for "light leaks" will give you a variety of resources for these effects. One I use can be found at It is free and can be used simply as an overlay right on the Premiere Pro timeline.

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JP PelcRe: Sunlight Effect
by on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:32:48 pm

Yep, search for "Free light leaks," download and put on top of video, change blending mode to whichever you prefer (generally screen or soft light works well)

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Melissa HerreraRe: Sunlight Effect
by on Jan 19, 2016 at 2:31:00 pm

Thanks so much for the info!

Have a great day!

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