Electric Abstract

Ok, just for the record, I had no idea what I should call this tutorial so don't pay too much attention to the title.

Anyways, open a new document in photoshop, 400x400 with a black background.
Create a new layer (Layer->New->Layer...) and fill it with black like the background.
Then, with the new layer selected, Filter->Render-Lens Flare... And do like I did here:

Lens Flare settings

Now, scale it down like this:

Free transform scaling

-by using the free transform tool (CTRL + T or Edit->Free Transform)

When that's done, duplicate the layer you're workin on (Layer->Duplicate Layer...) and rotate the copy 90 degrees (by using the free transform tool again) like this:

Rotating the layer

Change the new layers blendmode to "Lighten":

Changing the blend mode

And merge the two layers together by Layer->Merge Down or simply CTRL + E
Duplicate the merged layer, set the blend mode to "Lighten" again and rotate it 45 degrees like this:

Rotating again

And the two final steps:
Filter->Distort->Wave...

Applying a wave filter

And some blending options:

Blending options

Color Overlay:

Color overlay option

And that's about it.

Final result

Pretty cool ay?



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