Abstract lighting effects

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

   

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:

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Press Alt button while making a mouse click between the layers on the layers’ palette:

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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:

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These are the parameters for the last made layer: Blending mode-Color Burn

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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:

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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 
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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:

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

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Create a colorful waves element with light effects in 
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Finished!

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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.