|10 October 2005||#1|
Cramlington, United Kingdom
Join Date: Oct 2005
Creating a Light beam effect
Hi, I am working on an image that has graphics flying out of a monitor screen and I am trying to create realistic loking light beams that are trailing the graphics that are zoominng about. Can anyone help please?
Thanks a lot
|10 October 2005||#2|
london, United Kingdom
Join Date: Jan 2004
are you meaning something like this
I would personally draw out the shape of the beam with path tool. Adjust the transparency and probably use a slight gradient layer mask to simulate the fade off. Colourise. and then blur. To get the glow effect make a couple of duplicate layers on top, each time give it a slightly greater gaussian blur (eg 2 pixles, then 4, then 8) - mess around and see what looks right. Then set these duplicated layers to a lighten blending mode like screen or colour/linear dodge.
Thats how i did this image with the light beam (no judging tho, this was done about 3 years ago when my photoshop skills sucked).
After that you may need to add colour noise to match the grain of the image. Hope this helps
Last edited by FLCL : 10 October 2005 at 01:39 PM.
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