3 Hacks For Adding Real Looking Rainbows To Your Photos

3 Hacks For Adding Real Looking Rainbows To Your Photos

Hack #1 : Take Photos With Lots of Sky Space

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Notice the horizon line in the original photo, is slightly higher then the midpoint of the photo, so there’s a lot of sky space.   Remember:  Rainbows need sky, like humans need oxygen.  So always start with a great photo, that has lots of space for a rainbow.

 

Hack #2 :  Use Rainbow Love App’s Rainbow 19 Filter 

This is one of the most “real” looking rainbow filters.  The position and the tapering of the rainbows’ ends allows for a realistic look on most photos that have the sky space for a rainbow.

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The above image shows Rainbow 19 Filter applied without any edits applied to the original photo.

To enhance the intensity of the rainbow: Adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation of your original photo using Rainbow Love App’s filter editor.

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In this image, we reduced the original photos’ contrast, and saturation and then increased the brightness slightly.  This makes the rainbow appear brighter and more colorful.

 

Hack #3 : How is blue is the sky in your photo?

When is the last time you saw a beautiful natural rainbow span across a beautiful, cloudless, bright blue sky?  Think about it.  Natural rainbows need just the right mix of sunlight and rain to form, and it’s the clouds in the sky that make them appear.

Guess what?!  It’s the same with your photos!  For a natural looking rainbow,  a photo with a cloudy sky will absorb a rainbow filter much better than a photo with a bright blue, cloudless sky.  However, if you have a photo with a bright blue sky, that you want to add a real looking rainbow to, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s how you do it:

First try using Rainbow Love App’s filter editor to reduce contrast and saturation of your photo.  This alone can have a dramatic effect on Rainbow filter intensity.

If that doesn’t suit your needs, try adding one of these filters as a base layer to tone down a blue sky, or add cloud-like texture to your original image.

EARTH FILTER 1 TONES DOWN A BLUE SKY

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Rainbow Love App’s Earth 1 filter has a golden natural hue that can reduce the blue tones in your original photos.  Apply the filter and then reduce the filter’s intensity to your liking.  Scroll back to rainbow filters and try them on your photo.  Featured above is Rainbow 10 over Earth 1 filters.

DREAMY FILTER 14 ADDS CLOUDY TEXTURE TO A SKY

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Rainbow Love App’s Dreamy 14 filter adds a natural cloudy look to your photo, which is perfect for using as a base layer for rainbow filters. Apply the filter and then reduce the filter’s intensity to your liking.  Scroll back to rainbow filters and try them on your photo.  Featured above is Rainbow 9 Filter over Dreamy 14 Filter.

Get started by downloading Rainbow Love App on the App Store.

Have your own filter formula for adding natural looking rainbows to your photos?  Leave them in comments below!

 

 

 

 

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