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v. 34 goes around...
by immortalized artiste

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Tutorial Orb Light Effect


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A repost of a tutorial!

Requested to be reposted. Here it is.

So I have got a few request to know how to do this, and one particular request to do a tutorial. So I figured that with "all my spare time" (ie. none) I'd throw something together, just to keep people happy. xD So here you go, people. We're going to create an orb. Hahah.

We're going to be attempting to create this:

Step 01. Create a new canvas. Transparent. RGB. I'll be working on a 200x200, but you can use whatever size you'd like.

Step 02. Fill with black (#000000). The only way this will work is if you fill your canvas with black. So do so.

Step 03. The next thing you're going to do is render a lens flare on your canvas. To do so, go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare.
Here is where you get to fool around. Use whichever lens flare you'd like, on whatever brightness you'd like. Here are my settings:

Step 04. At this point, I like to do an auto-levels to make sure that the background stays black. Ctrl + Shift + L.

Step 05. Alright. If you expected this to be a STEP-BY-STEP tutorial, you'll be greatly disappointed. Here is where you NEED to play around. Grab your smudge tool and begin to drag it around to create your desired effect. You'll have to really play around to get your desired effect. So just have fun.

[I'm sure you can create something better than this.]
[It was just thrown together.]

Step 06. Now you get to colourrrrr it. There are numourous ways of doing this. I'll give you a couple ideas.
One is to use your Hue/Saturation/Lightness option. Ctrl + H. Play with the Hue and the Saturation settings to get your desired colour:

The next way is to add a colour layer.
Fill in a layer with your colour of choice. Set it to blend mode "colour."

Now you're done.
Of course this can be done several different ways. Have different effects. Use it on different things. (To use, put it on the image you want it over and set the layer of your orb to screen.)


This one was obviously made with a different lens flare, and a colour layer.

This is an example of an orb on a piece of art.

Hope this helped!
Have fun. xD

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love it! gonna try it when i get home

Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!

[lady blackbird.Star|0 likes] [|reply]

♥ -

[Radiant DesignsStar|0 likes] [|reply]

So awesome!

[Quiet RainStar|0 likes] [|reply]

i love these! I always use this tutorial.

[eye candy [designs]Star|0 likes] [|reply]

ooh, it looks like a wee ghosty!

[darksun|0 likes] [|reply]

awesome i want to use it when i get ps again

[Serenade Designs|0 likes] [|reply]


Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

[LADY PUCKStar|0 likes] [|reply]

Haha yesss I remember this one!

[lithium layouts.Star|0 likes] [|reply]

oOo I remember this. Maybe I shall try it now that I know photoshop better lmao

[Ink Designs|0 likes] [|reply]

That last piece with Kate Winslet is beautiful.

[//movielayouts//Star|0 likes] [|reply]

holy crappers! I totally had forgotten about that. I must not have stumbled upon those icons yet while reposting If you want, I'm down. Though I do suck hardcore amounts lately.

[Cherry Seven ExtrasStar|0 likes] [|reply]

i love learning to make these.

[& icons.|0 likes] [|reply]

Darn, do you do requests? I have ps but haven't used it in a while.

[x_x twilight|0 likes] [|reply]

oh whoops.

[x_x twilight|0 likes] [|reply]

Thanks! I don't know what you mean- how do I save them? I save them as JPG format in a file called "Icons.." ? Haha! Explain if that's not the right answer, lol

[Lovesick-Designs|0 likes] [|reply]

Ooh, haha. I think i might be losing quality because i just put them in facebook in my photoshop album, and get the URL from there. It's usually better in photobucket. But, I go save as - JPG - and the quality is all the way up (12) i think it's just the facebook, that's ruining the quality.

[Lovesick-Designs|0 likes] [|reply]

Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do! Thanks for pointing it out!

[Lovesick-Designs|0 likes] [|reply]

I actually wanted to go visit you!!! But it was like AH AH AHHHH AH AH!!!! lol.

Adopt one today!

[lady blackbird.Star|0 likes] [|reply]

D: I'm a closeted pink freak. I escaped from the closet by accident.
I forced myself back in... for now.
[turns away in shame]

[Quiet RainStar|0 likes] [|reply]

xD I think you've just done a great thing for mankind.

[Quiet RainStar|0 likes] [|reply]

oh, someday sweetheart! Someday Clicky my egg plz?!
Adopt one today!

[lady blackbird.Star|0 likes] [|reply]

I am going to try this soon. yes indeed!

[iARTography|0 likes] [|reply]

ryc; thanks love <3 well I stalked out your lj & I think that you ended up doing red & orange. Then I'm pretty sure I did purple & yellow. I'm not positive but I think so.

[Cherry Seven ExtrasStar|0 likes] [|reply]

ryc; lol you do totally do like pale yellow or light green though

[Cherry Seven ExtrasStar|0 likes] [|reply]

no worries. I delayed the whole battle for probably a good six months so I couldn't really complain if it took you more than one day. well I could but I think that might make me a huge ass.

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