Abstract lighting effects

February 12th, 2009 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing

   

Learn how to create a very colorful waves element with light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Create a new file (File>New) that would have 1920×1200 px and 72 dpi. Using the Paint Bucket Tool (G), it’s possible to give the new file black color.

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Select the Rectangle Tool (U) to draw a colored ornament like the one from below:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Set the next demonstrated parameters for the layer by making a mouse click on it on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Click on the bottom part of the layers’ palette on the next option – Create new fill or adjustment layer>Black&White

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Getting the best result is possible if combine in a group all the layers of the lines’ ornament and the layer with the Black&White effect (press Ctrl button to mark out the corresponding layers and then keep presses the left mouse’s button while taking the marked layers on Create a new group option). Rasterize the group by marking out this group and then press CTRL+E. Using the Free Transform option, turn the ornament around the central axe, placing it by diagonal line.

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Using the Free Transform option, try to stretch the ornament by diagonal line and compress it in a line:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Switch between Free transform and Warp modes regime.

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create a new layer which must be processed with the usual Brush Tool (B) that’ll help in drawing a line of yellow color:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Keep pressed Alt button while making a mouse click between the brush’s layers and the ornament’s layer (on the layers’ palette):

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Difference

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Make a copy of the last made layer, press Alt button and click between the previous layer and the copy’s layer:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Select next demonstrated parameters: Blending mode-Darken

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Create a new layer and apply here the standard brush mentioned above to represent a line of green color:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Using the same method, press again Alt button while clicking between the layers:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
Adobe Photoshop CS4

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  • Antonka

    03/09/2009

    cool

  • benjamin parisot

    23/09/2009

    Nice one :)

  • mardy

    28/09/2009

    who that is like how cool :D

  • Unimpressed

    30/09/2009

    Terrible tutorial. Not even worth attempting since the author can’t write.

  • adammadden

    01/11/2009

    Cool,amazing,i like it..

  • Lizzy

    11/11/2009

    @Unimpressed: you just can’t read.

  • cool

    14/12/2009

    give the guy a break geez it could be his first tutorial
    Any way awesome tutorial man keep it up

  • nadia

    15/12/2009

    Awesome tutorial to learn. Very easy and well defined . thanks for sharing this nice post.

  • TheShadow

    13/01/2010

    Thanks for the Tutorial.I was searching for this one

  • zk

    14/01/2010

    atleast he is trying to share his ideas….!!

    unlike u mr.Unimpressed!!

  • Devraj

    23/02/2010

    Thats totally awesome man..!!

  • poster

    09/03/2010

    Very easy and well defined . thanks for sharing this nice post.

  • Fatimah

    14/04/2010

    AWESOME!!!

  • joe

    25/05/2010

    this is awful

  • crazy

    10/06/2010

    hey cool tutorial but it doesn’t really work on CS3?!
    I don’t have CS4 but I’m using CS3 and there are some tools missing.

  • Help!

    13/06/2010

    I am on CS2, and I don’t have a black and white adjustment layer! HELP!!

  • peter

    14/09/2010

    good

  • Clément

    11/02/2011

    @Help : In 2010 you are using CS2, maybe this is the problem.

  • Syafiq

    02/11/2011

    how to make the gardient in CS5

  • TheTurtle773

    12/05/2012

    Amazing

  • bmbdigity

    06/11/2012

    how do i get the glowing lines to work properly in cs5.5 they just cant create a point and i really want to use this

  • like

    29/03/2013

    i dont understand this work

  • Lucy24

    02/08/2013

    Are there any big changes in PS6 to PS4? Personally, I would make those lines with Flame Painter, it’s quicker.