Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Photoshop CS5

Press CTRL+M (Curves) to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next result:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Set the Blending mode to Linear Dodge for this layer.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Let’s create a clipping mask to make the content of the layer containing the noise only visible within the layer containing the black background around man. Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers in the Layers panel.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next result:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Make a copy of the last made layer and use the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to put the copy’s layer the same way demonstrated below:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush of black color (Opacity 20%).

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Use this brush to make darker the shown zones on the next picture.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Create a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1280px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Take the Gradient Tool (G) and open the Gradient Editor from Options Bar. Choose the Black, White gradient and apply the gradient from the top to down.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Apply now on this layer Filter>Distort>Wave.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next result:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Use Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to scale by dragging the got waves to have the same result as on the next picture:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Make a copy of the made layer and choose the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to flip vertical this layer. Insert the mask on the copy’s layer by selecting the Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Select the Soft Round brush of black color.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Use this brush to paint in the mask the bottom part of the copy’s layer. Put together both layers by selecting them firstly in the Layers panel and then press CTRL+E to Merge Down.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Insert the waves’ layer in the main document. Using the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command, we can change the size and incline the layer to get the same result as below.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Set Fill to 78% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Lighten. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Add Gradient Overlay:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next effect:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click on the same layer now on the bottom part of the Layers panel on Add layer mask icon and choose the Hard Mechanical brush of black color (set Opacity to 80% in the Options bar).

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Use this brush to paint in the mask to hide the waves’ layer on the man’s head and on his shoulder.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Make a copy of the last made layer and apply the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to turn over the copy’s layer, creating a small displace. Insert also the mask on the copy’s layer and choose the Hard Mechanical brush to hide the waves passing on the man’s head and shoulder. Set Fill to 100% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Lighter Color.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Next on the new layer we’ll select the Hard Mechanical brush.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Use this brush to add more small dots of white color.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Set the Blending mode to Hard Mix for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Outer Glow.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next result:

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Make a copy of the last made layer and change the Blending mode to Linear Light for this layer.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Create a new layer and use this time for it the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the layer with orange color.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Set Fill to 16% for this layer in Layers panel and change the Blending mode to Color Dodge.

Create an Abstract Light Streaks poster in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Finished!

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