Cosmic solar flare effect

In this tutorial we will create a cosmic solar flare effect.

1 step

First create a new document, I used the document size 400 x 400 pixels, but you can create a document of your size.

Now change the main color and background to something other than black and white, I used # b38adb and # 212121 (deep purple and dark gray). Next, go to the filter menu and apply Filter> Render> Clouds (Filter> Rendering> Clouds) on your layer.

2 step. Add a highlight on the image.

Make the background more fun. Walk Filter> Render> Lense Flare (Filter> Render> Glare) using all the standard settings. Apply this filter again but in a different position.

Then apply Filter> Distort> Twirl (Filter> Distortion> Twist) using an angle of approximately 250 degrees!

3 step. Duplication, rotation, layer overlay parameters.

Duplicate our main background (Ctrl + J), then rotate the new layer 90 degrees clockwise Edit> Transform> Rotate 90 ° CW (Edit> Transform> Rotate 90 ° clockwise).

In the layers palette, change the settings for your duplicate overlay Hard light (Hard light), or some other (of your choice) – Overlap, Linear light, Bright light.

Duplicate your original layer again and apply a 90 ° Rotate clockwise. This action will give the background a really cool effect.

Already looks pretty good, but I think we can do much better!

4 step. The final steps.

Combine the top two layers into one Layer> Flatten Image (Layers> Merge With Previous). Now on these combined layers apply Filter> Blur> Gaussion Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 2.0 – 5.0, Finally, change the layer blending option for your double layer to Overlay (Overlap). Your image will become softer and more pleasant.

Again, duplicate our original layer and move it over all other layers. Then apply the filter, Distort> Displace (Distortion> Offset) using this PSD file.

After clicking the OK button, a window will open (selection of the displacement map), where you will have to select the PSD file.

After using the filter Bias, you should have something like this:

Next, we mix this layer with the lower layers, change the blending parameters of the layer to Soft light (Soft light) and also put opacity around 50-80%.

If it seems to you that the effect is too bright, then repeat the following steps:

– Duplicate the effect layer Bias.
– Change your duplicate’s blending option to Normal (Normal).
– Lower the opacity to 20-50%.

You can use other filter settings, layer blending options and opacity for this effect if you want! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Author: photoshopstar

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