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Published on Sun, Dec-27-2009 by Dainis

Light Effect Wallpaper in Photoshop


Hi all Psdeluxe readers. We continue to share photoshop knowledge’s. This time we have one more really cool photoshop tutorial. In this tutorial we will learn how to create awesome light effect photo effect. We call this tutorial – Light effect wallpaper. We will work with lights and basics photoshop tools. From image preview you can see that we will have really cool result. So enough to talk, lets start tutorial where you I hope will learn new photoshop techniques.

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Final Image Preview

light effect wallpaper

Necessary details:

I use this girls photo, Grunge Brushes, paint splatter from Paint Tossing Pack and space image (you can use space images from our article – 60 unreal space wallpapers from Hubble space telescope).

Step 1

Create new document, size: 1440*900 px, resolution: 300dpi. Open image with your photo. We will use this nice girl photo and drag it to your new document.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Take Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and select right side of our image.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Click Ctrl+T, transform this object and pull it till end of image.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Do the same with left side.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Again take Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and select top right corner.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Copy this selection (Edit – Copy) and paste it (Edit – Paste). Now stretch out it.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Do the same with left side

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Merge those both top layers: select layers and Layer – Merge Layers. Now you need make homogeneous layer color. Do that with Motion Blur filter (Filer – Blur – Motion blur).

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Add layer mask to this layer.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Select brush tool and with black color draw circle around girl face, so we delete greay color from girl face.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Here is result:

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Now merge this layer with girl layer: Layer – Merge Layers.

As you can see, background color is little bit dissimilar.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

To fix it, we will use Clone Stamp Tool. Click Alt + left mouse click on some part of background and now easy remove all roughness.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 2

Now select Lasso Tool with Feather 50px and select approximate girls contour.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Invert selection (Ctrl+I) or Select – Inverse. To inverted selection add Gaussian Blur with radius 5,3 px.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Create new layer. Take Gradient Tool, click on Radial Gradient and select Foreground to Transparent.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Change foreground color to red #ea0011 and draw paint spot.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Blending mode change to Lighten.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 3

Now we will collapse our girl. For that we need use Grunge Brushes.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Take Clone Stamp Tool and select grunge brushes. And now with free movements copy different parts of girl body. I recommend do that on new layer.
Here is result:

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 4

Now we will create light lines. At first create new layer. Take Rectangular Marquee Tool and select some area.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Take Gradient Tool, Radial Gradient with Foreground to Transparent. Select Foreground white and draw half of light spot.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Now to this layer add Motion Blur filter:

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Copy this light spot layer, transform it and change blending mode to Soft Light. Duplicate both lights spots layers.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

For easier navigation, group light lines layers.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 5

Now we will need paint splatters. We will use paint splatter from Paint Tossing Pack.

Open image with paint tossing and with Magic Wand Tool select background.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Go to Select – Modify – Expand, select 1px, click ok and delete.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Pull this paint tossing to our image. Decolor it: Image – Adjustments – Desaturate. Reduce paint tossing size.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Now we will add some brightness: Image – Adjustments – Brightness/Contrast

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Erase unnecessary paint splashes.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Retouch little bit splashes: Edit – Transform – Warp and change splashes form.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Pull layer with splash down below light splash layer and again retouch Brightness/Contrast.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 5

Create new layer. Name it Girl and merge all layers throw Image – Apply Image.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Create one more new layer. Select Line Tool and draw 15 similar lines.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Rotate lines to 45 angle and move to girls hand.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Go to Select – Load Selection.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Delete layer with lines and with remaining selection copy this portion of the layer Girl and insert in to new layer. Few Move over, pulled out of the boundaries of girls body. Superfluous details wipe with eraser.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 6

Add a few geometric shapes. Using standard tools: Rectangle Tool, Polygon Tool. I used color #fbd500 and #e30014, the opacity for each figure – 20%. Then I group them in the group Geometry.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 7

Then I added the glow around the girl, for that use photo from space.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

After you add space image, change blending mode to Screen.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

The remaining sharp boundaries simply erase with eraser

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 8

Create a triangular selection on a layer of Girl with Polygonal Lasso Tool. Immediately copy and paste as a new layer and transform it – turning and increase in size.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Select Tool Pen Tool and with it lead round 2 sides of a triangle.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Apply Gaussian Blur, with a radius of 3px. Layer mode reserve Normal, and the opacity set to 20%. Now duplicate this layer and change the blend mode to Overlay with opacity of 80%. Combines them in a group Triangle and choose an arbitrary position. I set the opacity to 70%.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 9

Select Gradient Tool, Radial Gradient and Foreground to Transparent. Make sure Foreground color is white and add light to the image.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Add modified curves.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Step 10

Copy the group with light lines. Paste it over the layer Girl, and select the desired position.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Add text, I used the font Atype 1.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Create a new layer and apply Image – Apply Image. Add a little sharpness, too harsh fate erase with eraser.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

Thats it. We create very cool wallpaper with light effects. I hope you like this tutorial.

light effect wallpaper in photoshop

More details you can see in Psd file of this tutorial, so grab it.

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16 Responses

  • Brooklyn injury attorney say:

    Excellent tutorial. Thanks for the thorough explanation — the end result is great.

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  • plath say:

    beatufull…very nice tuty.

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  • plath say:

    sorry..i need your help…how i creat my tuty in this website?or how i creat the my tuty in any web site?…im african..and i speak good the portuguese.but i need know this pratice please.sorry for my bad english..im not good in english…thanks.

    3
  • 3d models say:

    very nice Great work in photoshop

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  • Fredrik Simonsson say:

    Great tut! I loved it! =)

    5
  • Melissa say:

    Your Comments Nice for you to share your tuts but i had a challenge trying to do it especially at the beginning using the marquee tool, can u send me detailed explanations cos i couldn’t do the left side the photo…

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  • James Gray say:

    An amazing tutorial thanks so much!

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  • Laura say:

    I can’t find the ‘space stock’.. Pleace do you have a link for that one???

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  • Ryan Paterson say:

    Pretty awesome tutorial, thank you for sharing.

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  • jack say:

    great tutorial…thank you very much…

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  • Logo Design Blog say:

    There are very less blogs who show such tutorial of photoshop in detail

    11
  • rolika say:

    I LOVE YOU AND WORK YOU TOO ,VEEEEEEEEEEERY NICE

    12

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