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Lighting Glow?

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by richyrich38, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. richyrich38

    richyrich38 New Member

    Good evening all.

    Im after some advice on the best way to produce some effects like this

    I hope image is attached?

    Is this photoshop, after effects?


    or done by hand..

    I would not know where to start?
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    well first you would need to make the image viewable without us needing to login to another forum
  3. richyrich38

    richyrich38 New Member

    Fail by me....

    here it is sorry [​IMG]
  4. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    It could be done multiple ways. Personally I think it looks like a photoshop job, using brushes to create those swirls in white, then additional effects, opacity and layers added to create the glow.
  5. theposterprinter

    theposterprinter New Member

    Hi richyrich, I was after exactly the same thing last year, and I discovered this article, gives you some great tips on how to create such light effects, and it's really simple! Basically you make a light spot and then use the Filter>Distort>Wave(or Twirl) and you get some amazing results.

    How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop | Design Reviver



    Check it out, and hope it helps.
  6. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    My thoughts exactly.
  7. richyrich38

    richyrich38 New Member

    Hi everyone.

    Thank you for all teh help sp far

    Thank you for this.. This is very helpfull and a good place for me to start.. Got some nice effects from this so far.

    This point seems very interesting.. Could you elaborate more?
  8. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    I think the tutorial pretty much does it for you?!
  9. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    to replicate the image, theposterprinters comment would be a good start, then try using the smudge tool to add some more definition. For what you want use a white brush, draw a small white line, then either smudge it with a calligraphy brush or try using the tutorial mentioned to start. Once done duplicate the layer twice. Go into properties of the layers and give one a colour overlay of red and the other yellow. Raster these layers so they have no effects attached just changed to the colour you previously overlaid. You should now have 3 layers, white, red and yellow, put them in order being red bottom layer, then yellow, then white on top. Now you can experiment with the overlay modes. Change the overlay mode for the white layer and the yellow layer to something like colour burn, or try a few others for similar effects. You should now have something similar, or nothing like it knowing my luck :(
  10. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    Its very difficult to explain in detail without guiding you through a step by step tutorial. The link posted above looks good so I would recommend reading that. Ben's comments are also helpful although it is very difficult to follow written instructions as we have no idea of your photoshop skills and how familiar you are with the lingo.

    Just experiment in photoshop, draw some shapes with a long thin brush and then practice playing with outer glows, opacity, layer filters and try adding layers upon layers and you wont go far wrong.
  11. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    photoshop usually has more than one way to produce any effects etc.

    It's just whichever is quickest/easiest for the person in question.
  12. Nick M

    Nick M Junior Member

    Don't forget the noise filter if you don't want it to look too glossy and 'photoshoped' ;)

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