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How to Create a Simple Lightburst in Photoshop

LightIn this video I make a really easy light burst using Photoshop. During the video I look at transforming an image using independent handles, Gradient Maps, Blend Modes and Opacity settings.

About Eric Renno (434 Articles)
Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

3 Comments on How to Create a Simple Lightburst in Photoshop

  1. Teresa Emrich // 17/07/2012 at 11:15 am //

    Mr. Renno gave an excellent, detailed explanation of sunbursts/ sun’s rays… Will be searching for more of his photoshop techniques. Thanks so very much.

  2. Welcome to TipSquirrel.com Teresa, thank you for the feedback.

    My friends call me Eric 🙂

  3. The effect itself is very nice, but the rays don’t line up with the shadows, so it looks a bit unnatural to me. But the technique is very useful, thanks for teaching! 😉

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