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Glowing Aura Effect


MAD HATTER

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Easyish way to create a text effect.

1. create new file
500 wide
500 high
RGB mode
72 resolution
white

2. create text with type tool. 48pt. color black. font can be your choice
(longer the text line the more you have to blur)

3. right click on text layer and select rasterize. (switches text layer from vector to pixel)

4. click layer->duplicate layer then select it as your editing layer.

5. Set foreground to white the edit->fill.
Use foreground
Mode: multiply
Opacity: 100%

6. Blur them pixels! filter->Blur->Gaussian blur

7. Filter->distort->Polar Coordinates. Options:polar to rectangular

8. Image->rotate canvas->90 CW

9. Filter->Stylize->wind. (default settings)

10. apply wind again ^

11.image->Adjust->Auto levels

12. image->adjust->invert

13. apply wind again

14. apply wind again

15. Rotate canvas to normal. image->rotate canvas->90 CCW

16. Filter->distort->polar coordinates. option: Rectangular to polar

17.On the layer panel set layer mode to hard light.

18. colorize your image. Image->Adjust->hue/saturation.
Check the colorize box and play with the settings.
Set saturations up to the top
Select the Hue of choice
Set your Saturation down to the level you want.

Example aura effect copy.jpg

Thanks :)
 
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draine

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somehow i get this trick cause i learned of that rectangular to polar>rotate cw>wind trick. nice tutorial but i wish there'd be more visuals. good job by the way, i learned and got some new ideas out of this.
 

Hoogle

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actually this could be done in 10 seconds download a light brush set chose 1 with rays of light paint in green over a black background
use text tool type whatever you want it to say job done
 

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