This effect works well with mystical themed
1: Create a new black
(or dark colored) 1024x768 image. Create a new layer. On this second
layer, use the line tool set at 4px and hold down the shift key to draw
a straight, white line. Duplicate this layer 3 times. On the lowest line
layer, Filter > Blur > Guassian Blur 8px. On the other
layer, Filter > Blur > Guassian Blur 3px.
2: Select the top-most
solid line layer and then Filter > Distort > Shear. Just
randomly click in the Shear selection screen to create a curvy
line. Right now, the line has some jagged edges. To get rid of those, Layer
> Layer Style > Outer glow. Set the Outer glow to Opacity:
75%; Noise: 0; Color: White; Size: 1; Spread:
100; Range: 100 Jitter 100 and make sure Anti-aliased is checked.
Duplicate your curvy line layer, remove glow effect and then Filter > Blur > Guassian
3: Now, this next part,
you can either choose to make your own brush, or download the one I've
provided here. With the
brush I've provided, in a new layer, trace over the lines so that it
looks like it does in the picture.
4: Now duplicate the layer
with the sparkles three times. On the bottom-most layer, Filter >
Blur > Motion Blur: 90º, 40px. On the next layer, Filter
> Blur > Motion Blur: 30º, 40px. On the one above
that, Filter > Blur > Motion Blur: -30º, 40px.
Duplicate your Motion Blur: 90º, 40px layer one time. Now
it looks like a fountain of glitter.
5: Now, to fancy-up the
effect a little more, duplicate your curvy line layer and Filter >
Blur > Motion Blur: 30º, 200px. Duplicate the
motion blurred layer again, and Edit > Free Transform and
rotate this other layer in a creative way. I suggest that you also try Filter
> Distort > Pinch: 100% for more fluid motion blur
6: From this point on,
just use your creativity and finish it however you like! I added a
couple additional layers of motion blurs, and finished it by adding a
new layer and setting the layer properties to color! Click the image for
a larger view! Have fun with it!
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