Magic and special light effects

This tutorial will teach you to create amazing “magic” green color effects using some simple methods. It will greatly beautify every fantasy-style work.

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Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a new file (File>New) of 1920x1200px/72dpi. Select then the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to paint into black the new background layer.

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Select now the Rectangle Tool (U) to continue representing the background:

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Set the next demonstrated styles for the last made layer by clicking on it on the layers’ panel: Fill 0%, Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create a new layer which must be processed with a standard brush of white color to include on the picture several spots and lines as you may see on the next picture:

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Select the next indicated option Filter>Blur>Radial blur (2 times)

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Using Free Transform option, press Maintain aspect ratio to resize uniformly the rounded lines:

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Select the next styles for the layer containing the rounded lines: Blending Options>Color Overlay

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

In the next step we’ll use Freeware fractal flame editor for Windows – Apophysis to generate the fractal. Install the program and choose out of the list the next demonstrated picture:

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

Import CTRL+X and add the saved picture to a new layer:

Create Magic and special light effects in Adobe Photoshop CS3

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