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 8 Now go to Window > Brush. Select a basic rounded brush and set the Hardness to 0% and the Spacing to 80%. Then add another layer inside the folder with the other light effects. Click on an area close to the centre and, holding the Shift key, click on the bottom left to create a line of dots. If the effect is too strong, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and soften it a little bit. Change the Opacity to 70%.

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Step 9 Add another layer and paint a few light spots with the Brush tool (B) using white for the colour near the big lens flare. Next, go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Use 15 for the Amount, Zoom for the Blur Method and Best for the Quality.

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Step 10Add a layer on top of the others and then, using the Brush tool (B) with a big soft brush, paint a large pink spot and 2 large blue spots. Change the blending mode to Hard Light and the Opacity to 50%.

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