Cool light effects on dark background tutorial

This is the first photoshop tutorial just play with blending modes to create Cool light effects on dark background. I used adobe photoshop CS5.

 

Step01

Create file with size 1600px*1000px with black background “#0000000” and type mameara the font used is Oomix

 

Step02

Create new layer “colors” then select the brush tool with Size:400px and the hardness:0%, choose dark colors for the brush I use this colors: Color 01: #2c0033Color 02:#002c33Color 03:#313300Color 04:#330100

 

Step03

Open the Layer Style of mameara layer and put the properties as showing here:

 

Step04

Duplicate mameara Layer and marge it with empty layer.

 

Step05

Keep selecting the duplicated layer and select Filter > Blur > Motion Blur.

 

Step06

Transform the duplicated layer keep selecting the layer and hit (Ctrl + T) to transform.

 

Step07

Change the Blend mode to divide

 

Step08

Open Filter > Distort > Twirl , and make the Angle 100°.

 

Step09

Transform the shape hit (Ctrl+T) then right click select wrap.

Step10

Duplicate the shape many times.

 

 

Step11

Marge all the duplicated layers.

 

Final

Change the Blend mode to Divide and then duplicated in the same place also duplicate it again and reflect it to the bottom of mameara word.

 

Result

Download the PSD file (7.26 MB)

Post Author: mameara

Creative designer since 2003, Specialized in graphic and web design, also I have an experience with HTML – CSS and some jquery code

9 thoughts on “Cool light effects on dark background tutorial

  • SEBAST

    (September 17, 2010 - 12:56 pm)

    AWESOME!! I TRIED THIS AND JUST WOW LOOKS COOOOL…..

  • Pedro

    (September 19, 2010 - 6:19 pm)

    It’s missing the Outter Glow values! plz help

  • Ali

    (December 28, 2010 - 1:30 pm)

    Hi
    Nice Tutorial

  • AngryBeaver

    (January 12, 2011 - 9:35 pm)

    Dang, Cs3 doesn’t have a divide option. Sadface 🙁

  • mameara

    (January 13, 2011 - 7:37 am)

    Yes it doesn’t!

  • Mike

    (March 6, 2011 - 2:31 pm)

    Hi pls i cant make the Twirl step couse when i want tto go Filter>Disort is in grey and i cant use it . Any help pls ?

  • mameara

    (March 6, 2011 - 2:42 pm)

    I can’t get what you exactly want to do!

  • omalisette

    (January 10, 2012 - 10:32 pm)

    What a very good explaned tut, thank you very much

  • manaserah williams

    (February 16, 2013 - 6:05 pm)

    it worked… i love it..:)

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