Abstract lighting effects

Select next layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Color

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On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll apply the brush for drawing the line of blue color:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
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Press Alt button while making a mouse click between the layers on the layers’ palette:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
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The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Lighten

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
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Make a copy of the last made layer and keep pressed Alt button when making a mouse click between the previous layer and the copy’s layer:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
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These are the parameters for the last made layer: Blending mode-Color Burn

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
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Next click on the bottom part of the layers’ palette on the selection Create new fill or adjustment layer>Curves

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

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

Next we’ll represent some paths composing an ornament by outlining for the beginning their directions. In this case we’ll apply the Pen Tool (P) (Path mode), press ESC button after each path to begin to draw another path

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

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

Now we’ll represent a new layer and select for it a standard brush of #498BA5 color (Diameter 9, Hardness 100%). Click on the Paths Palette use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select one of the created paths and then change the tool on the Pen Tool (P) and make a right click on the selected path to use Stroke Subpath with Brush and Simulate Pressure options:

Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
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This way we have to represent two more lines composing the ornaments:

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Select for the lines’ layers the same parameters shown below: Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Color Overlay

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

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

Download out a set of ready to use brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named 61Particlesandstars. Then we’ll create a new layer and choose for it the brush out of the downloaded set. This time the brush has white color:

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

Let’s represent now several sparks around the illuminating ornament’s lines:

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

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

Finished!

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