I'm working on a 2D videogame where the world is an image designed in Photoshop and the player walks around it.
One of the nicest ways to improve said world is by using Lighting Effects as described here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/add-lighting-effects1.html
It creates lights and shadows that suit the composition of the world.
However, all of this is rasterized into one single image, so the player is always on top of the lights and shadows.
Is it possible to somehow separate the lighting into a different image so that I can effectively draw the player between the world image and the lighting effects? If not, are there software alternatives to achieve this?