Photoshop tutorial: Put a cutting edge spin on the lens flare effect

Get ready to become reacquainted with one of digital imaging software's strongest effects

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Step 2 Add a new layer and fill it with black. Next, go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare and select the 105mm Prime Lens Type with 100% Brightness. Then select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and use 30 pixels for the Radius. The last thing to do with this layer is to change its blending mode to Color Dodge.

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Step 3 Add another layer and again, fill it with black. Then go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare and choose the 50-300mm Zoom Lens Type with 100% Brightness. Repeat the same processes for the Gaussian Blur and blending mode as in Step 2.

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Step 4 With the Rectangle tool (U), add a white rectangle the width of the page and place it in the centre. Select this layer and go to Layer > Group Layers. The rectangle layer will be inside a folder. Change the blending mode of the folder to Color Dodge.

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