This video demonstrates a new feature of the upcoming version of ArionFX for Photoshop: Upcast.
This feature allows to define a minimum pixel brightness threshold above which an amplification factor will be applied.
The result is the ability to create much stronger bloom and glare that is localized to the brightest luminances in the image. This feature can also be used to turn an LDR image into an HDR input that can be used for bloom/glare.
This new feature makes it possible to have strong and evident bloom and glare on images with a relatively low dynamic range.
The diamond ring animation was rendered with Arion for 3ds Max v3 (Beta).
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