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Creating Colorful Disco Lines Effect

Create a document of 800x600 pixels. With Pencil tool of 1 pixel size, draw a vertical straight line. Using the Eraser tool of size 150px, erase the two ends of vertical line. Something like the one I have below.

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Create a selection around the vertical line. Go to Edit > Define Brush Preset. Give the new brush a name of your preference.

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Select the Brush tool and open up the Brush Palette. Check on Shape Dynamics and key in the following settings.

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Check on Scattering and key in the following settings.

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Fill the Background layer of the document with #000000. Select the Brush tool, set the foreground color to #FFFFFF and pick the brush you created earlier. Hold down your left mouse and move around the document. You will get the nice vertical lines like I've got here.

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Create a Gradient Fill adjustment layer below the vertical lines layer. Set the gradient similar to the one shown in the screenshot.

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Create a new layer and repeat the steps of brushing more vertical lines. Set the Blend Mode of these two layers of vertical lines to Overlay.

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Create a new layer above the vertical lines. This time set the foreground color to #000000. Brush some black vertical lines around the document. Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Soft Light.

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Create a new layer and make a thick black bar. Rename this layer to Faded Black Bar.

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Click on to Quick Mask Mode. Select the Gradient tool and set the gradient from black to white. Pull the gradient from top to bottom. You will get a red highlight like the one shown below.

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Exit Quick Mask Mode and hit Delete. There you have a nice faded black bar.

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Repeat the earlier steps to make a few more faded black bars around the document.

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Create a new layer and rename it as floor. Make a black horizontal bar. Using the Eraser tool of size around 150px, fade the left, right and bottom of the horizontal bar.

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Type in your preferred word with a favorite font. I am using Helvetica below. Rasterize the text, go to Edit > Transform > Perspective. Adjust the text so that it is shorter on the left.

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Right-click on the Text layer and select Blending Options. Check on Gradient and key in the settings shown below.

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Duplicate the text layer. Move the lower copy 1 pixel to the right. Repeat this for 6 times and all the 6 layers together. Rename this new merged layer and Extrude.

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Right-click on the Extrude layer and select Blending Options. Check on Outer Glow and Gradient. Key in the settings stated below.

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Download one of the glow brushes here. Create a new layer below the texts and name it as Abstract Glow. Set the foreground color to #FFFFFF and paint some abstract glowing strokes. Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Overlay.

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Duplicate and merge all the vertical lines and gradient. Rename this new merged layer as Reflection. Rearrange this new merged layer to be above the texts layer. Go to Edit > Transform > Perspective and adjust it to be shorter on the left.

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Ctrl + left-click on the text layer to load a selection around it. Select the Reflection layer and click on Create a New Layer Mask.

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Create a new layer and name it as Outlines. Ctrl + left-click on the text layer to load a selection around it. Go to Select > Modify > Contract. Set the contraction to 1 pixel and hit Delete. Go to Filter > Blur > Blur. Shift the outline away from its original position.

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Repeat the steps for a few more outlines.

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Create a Levels Adjustment Layer and set the values to 4, 0.83, 255. And we are done! Hope this tutorial is helpful to you. Cheers!

Creating Colorful Disco Lines Effect

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