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11-07-2002, 03:33 AM
sup guys ....im a bit of a newb to photoshop ....i was wonderin if ne one knew how i could make lasers....im just trying to have a bunch of random lasers go across a black background....ne help is appreciated thanks again
11-07-2002, 07:14 AM
Draw a coloured line with the line tool on its own layer. Use a 5 or 6 pixel width for example. Now on a new layer above the first draw a slightly thinner white line. Set this new layer to 'colour dodge' blending mode (access this in the layer pallete). Now play around with the 'gaussian blur' filter... apply a bit, maybe 5 pixels to the coloured layer. Then you could also blur the while line a little too, maybe 2 or 3 pixels. This should give you a similar effect as shown below. I originally chose a charcoal sort of blue and a slightly orange/grey. These colours are both at about mid saturation. This does make a difference to how the effect turns out. Check the picture to see the colour pallete and where I chose one of the colours from. Experiment with different amounts of blur, line width, colours etc... you can get a whole range of different effects.
Hope that helps.
11-19-2002, 10:51 AM
just the thing i needed 4 my new design thnx!
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