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Light Beam Photoshop Tutorial

Hey. ^^

A tutorial for creating Light Beams on Photoshop!

Note: This tutorial is only showing how to create simple Light Beams, and is recommended for beginners.

Extra note: The final outcome can look so much better, just that I rush through things and didn't smudge much. Remember to take your time! ^^
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Amanda-Kulp's avatar
Thank you so much!
Hanakitty's avatar
amg. ty for this tutorial ^^
i will try
lugia2darklugia's avatar
i tried it and when i duplicated the layer it wouldn't let me use the smudge tool and then i tried on the original layer but it didn't work can you explain what i am doing wrong please?
haruhis2kyon's avatar
sorry for the late comment! i've made this tutorial ages ago and can't remember the specifics, but have you tried rasterizing the layer that you wanted to smudge?

feel free to ask anything else that you're unsure of. i will do my best to help lol
lugia2darklugia's avatar
ty ^^ and i dont really know much about photoshop cause im still new to it so yeah 0.0
SuperKB's avatar
i wonder can this also work with coraldraw?
haruhis2kyon's avatar
Maybe, but then again, I'm not entirely familiar with Coral. Sorry!

However, If the program you're using has a decent blurring and smudging tool, then I guess it could work. Experiment and good luck! :)
Very useful^^ arigatou~
L3dge's avatar
Extremely helpful, I love it; I used the Line Tool instead of creating a shape and it still came out great. :D

I used it for a beam of light on my Bomberman signature (which should be on my profile sometime soon). xP
haruhis2kyon's avatar
Lol thanks! I know this is an extremely late comment considering that I'm like a ghost on DA, but I do appreciate the comment. I will be checking out your Bomberman signature now (if that was ever completed).

I just wish that I did a better job on the beam in the example, but I guess I was trying to rush things as usual back then. Oh well, thanks again! =)
dannieh's avatar
i just noticed something haru.. i learnt this from you <_<".. but i didnt know you back then ROFLMAO
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sh4pesh1fter's avatar
farkin dont mind me i was a fotoshop noob
haruhis2kyon's avatar
Heh, sorry. I don't read comments often, but yeah, there are a few flaws in this tutorial, but I'll try to fix them up later when I've the time.
sh4pesh1fter's avatar
i got to point where i blurred the image but it says
''Could not use Smudge tool because the content of layer is not directly editable''

Help plz?
L3dge's avatar
Rasterize it.
sh4pesh1fter's avatar
too hard to follow :P jus started photoshop and i dunno how to make the shape
L3dge's avatar
You can also use the line tool and thicken/thin it to whatever width you want.
Once you've done that, you can follow the tutorial (which I find very impressive) and come out with a very impressive light beam effect very similar to the tutorial's final render.
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yumehime-chan's avatar
I would use this tutorial a billion times!!!! But Photoshop Elements 4.0 doesn't have a pen tool...TT^TT
latinvortex's avatar
Nice tut! :D

I like it! :D :clap: *Claps claps*! hehe
Fara-Fright's avatar
Cool. Pretty useful.
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