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    Blast Effect Tutorial

    Blast Effect Tutorial

    Program: Photoshop 7.0

    Difficulty: Beginner



    Well, it almost looked like I forgot about doing this tutorial, but I haven't!
    Note: This tutorial sparked from this tutorial request

    Okay! Start out by resetting all brushes, and going to a nice star brush, like below.

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    Go to the Brushes dropdown, turn on Scattering, and, well, make the settings look like below.

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    Create a new layer, and draw some stars in it. Change the size alternately to make it look better.

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    Make another layer, take the scattering off, and draw a few really bright stars by repeatedly clicking in

    one spot.

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    With your newest layer selected, go to Filters, Blur, Radial Blur.
    Make your settings like below.

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    ...which will make this...

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    Now add this layer style to both star layers.

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    ...which makes this...

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    Go to the Lasso selection tool, set the feather to 20 px, and make a selection like below.
    Make sure its neck reaches all the way to the upper left-hand corner.

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    Go to Radial blur, but this time check Zoom.

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    Next go to the Blur tool, set its mode to Lighten, and with a big brush, blur the blast.
    It's the easiest way I know of to make the particles brighter.

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    Using the feathered Lasso selection tool, select some more stars, and repeat the whole process, only this

    time with a little less zoom intensity.

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    Now you play around with the whole thing until you like it.

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    Create a new layer, set its Blending Mode to Color, and with a Paint brush set at very, very low opacity,

    slightly color the source of the blast.

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    You're done! With most of my experiments on this, I need to crop it just because the edges aren't the cream

    of the crop.

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    Did this tutorial help you?
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    That is an excellent tutorial! Nice work

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    Fantastic tutorial graphixkid, I've been waiting for it for a few days and you haven't disapointed. Thanks
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    Very cool, Kinda specialized but some good tips indeed.
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    Awesome tutorial GK - your best one so far IMO.
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    oops forgot to rate.
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    Exellent tutorial graphixkid!!!
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    got one problem when you do the selection to do the radial blur it doesnt come out for one side it does it like it would do the whole image all around

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    try selecting the image or moving where your radial blur starts from by clicking on the little picture of the lines

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    Yeah, what he said. Are you selecting like the tutorial said to?
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