Light Leak Overlays | BP4U Guides – Photographer Candy

Light Leak Overlays


Please note: This product is compatible Photoshop CS versions 2 through 6, Photoshop CC and Elements versions 6 through 13. They are not compatible with any version of Lightroom at this time.

Do you want to add a creative flair to your photos? Want those beautiful light leaks you see in high fashion photography?

Look no further friend, BP4U has you covered!

Light Leak Overlays by Jamie Dalton Photography offers 30 overlays that will allow you to add various styles of light leaks to your photos. These are perfect for you! Stack them on top of each other for more variety! The creative possibilities are endless!

Not quite sure how to use overlays? We are here to help!


Here's a basic tutorial:


This product does not require installation. To use these overlays, open up the photo you wish to add it on to. Then go up to "File" and down to "Place..." Next, navigate to where you have the overlays saved to your computer and pick out the one you'd like to use and click place.

Your overlay will appear on your photo. It has a black box around it, but we will get rid of that in a moment. If your overlay is smaller than your photo, hold down the shift key and drag the corners so that it covers the whole picture. If you release the shift key before it is done being stretched, it will distort it. Click the check mark in the top right corner when your photo is ready to be placed (or hit "Enter" on your keyboard).

Now, you will need to change the blending mode to get rid of the black box. Go over to your layers panel. (If you do not see this, go up to 'Window' and then go down and make sure there is a checkmark by 'Layers'. If there is not, click on it.) Your overlay should already be the highlighted layer, but if it is not, then click on that. Go up to your blend mode. It should currently say 'Normal'. You will need to change this to 'Screen.' This will complete your overlay placement. If your overlay is somewhere where you do not want it to be, you can take a soft black brush and paint on the overlay layer to remove it.



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