Adding Dust Motes

When you see streaks of light up close, there are usually small dust particles randomly floating through them. We will add a few motes of dust to our light streaks.

Create a new layer above the Light Streaks layer.

Use the Tiny Spattery Airbrush variant found in the Airbrush category to add some dust motes in the atmosphere. Use a light touch, and do not overdo the effect. Soften the Dust Mote layer using a setting of 2.

Lower the Opacity setting of the Dust Mote layer to about 50%. Now the dust motes add a subtle shimmer to the atmosphere, as in Figure 4.34.

Figure 4.34 Dust motes have been added to a new layer using the Tiny Spattery Airbrush.

Figure 4.34 Dust motes have been added to a new layer using the Tiny Spattery Airbrush.

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