Saturday, October 11, 2008

How to make the "glowing" effect on spark

You need a totally colored figure and a non-white background (otherwise the glow won't be that noticeable). But if you want to try it with white background, OK, fine. You should have something like this:

Select all the color layers:

And press Ctrl + E, this way you will merge all the colors into one single layer:

Make a duplicate of that layer by right clicking it and select the option "Duplicate layer". You will get a window like that, write down whatever name you want and click OK:

Drag the layer on top of the lines layer:

Change the blending mode to "Hard Light" as seen in the picture:

Go to Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur. A window will pop out, choose whatever amount you want.

Et voilá!

1 comment:

mathieu hains said...

awesome may! I could totally use that for the scene where my mermaid flips her hair and seduces the fisherman!