Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Motion Blur to create a starburst effect, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
Here I'm going to create a simple starburst effect using the Motion Blur filter. …In this, the finished version, we have a layer group above the Background layer. …In that layer group are two layers. Each one has a selection of the …highlights, the lights effectively. One has the Motion Blur filter applied at …a 45 degree angle, and the other at a minus 45 degree angle. …And then just to refine the effect, I have applied a layer mask to that layer group.…
So, switching now to the beginning version, what I'm going to do is come to …the Select menu and Color range, and then go to Highlights. …And you can see that's going to give us a nice quick selection of the highlight areas. …I'm then going to copy that to a new layer by pressing Cmd or Ctrl+J. …And I'll then convert that to a Smart Object. …Come to the Filter menu > Blur > Motion Blur, and we'll use minus 45 as the angle …for the first one a distance of 100 pixel.…
You will need to vary that according to the size of the image and the specifics …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
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