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How to make lightning in Photoshop!

Discussion in 'Gamer Creations' started by Drama, Mar 6, 2011.

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  1. Drama

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    Step 1:
    create a new document, for signature size 550x131

    Step 2:
    use the gradient tool and create an effect like so:

    [​IMG]

    (drag from above the box to bottom for best results, customize it how you wish)

    Step 3:
    Go to Filter>Render>Difference Clouds (find the one you like by pressing ctrl z and repeating, doesnt really matter :p)

    [​IMG]

    Step 4:
    Invert the image by going to Image>Adjustments>Invert or press Ctrl + I on windows.

    [​IMG]

    Step 5:
    Go to Image>Adjustments>Levels or press Ctrl + L and adjust the bars like so (note you only move the gray arrow)

    [​IMG]

    Step 6 (optional):
    Now if you want you can colorize it :D.
    Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue and Saturations or press Ctrl + U.
    Remember to turn on colorize and drag the settings to your desire :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    nice tut didnt know this.:)
     
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    thanks. I got bored and plus I had to make a lightning background :)

    Need it for a paper so I had to fool around in photoshop for a while until i found something...I tried a lot of different combos until i found this one out.

    Good for signatures so I thought I would post it on gameogre :D


    Not sure u can do this in paint.net, gimp, and sai paint tool as well....mainly because of the cloud effect.

    Each result is pretty unique and you really never get the same one over again....so i thought this was pretty cool :D

    Originally when i did this was about 10 steps but I cut it down to 5-6. I added a blur effect or 2 before but that made it a lil bad...
     
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    I wanna use this in a signature but im sooo lazy lately :)
     
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    lazyness,source of doing nothing.
     
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    Creative use of the difference cloud affect. Nice :)
     
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    I figured out a few days later that this was on google :(. Made me sad. I thought I had discovered something cool :bigcry:
     
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    Awsome! I think im gana use this trick.
     
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