How to Create Starburst Effect in Photoshop – Making Realistic Lens Flare Tutorial

Photoshop Effects
In this photoshop photo effects tutorial, we’ll be mixing photo editing and graphic art to create our own starburst lens flare effects and applying them to an image. You don’t really need any sort of graphic skills to do this as the process mainly involves manipulation through scaling, rotating and applying filters.
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First open image in photoshop

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Make a new document w:1500px & H:1500px

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Go to adjustments and select Gradient fill

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select black & white gradient and Type: Linear

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go to filter – Distort – apply wave filter

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Again go to filter – distort – select polar coordinates

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convert rectangular to polar

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add hue/saturation adjustment to add color to the burst

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Merge layers

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we need to fix the center attach line

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Duplicate layer

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Flip layer vertical

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Change layer order, send copy layer backwards

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Make a new layer and fill with 50% grey

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Scale grey layer height by 50%

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Select canvas

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Align top edges

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Again make a new layer and fill with any color

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rotate layer by 45 degree

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Now load grey layer selection CTRL + CLICK on layer thumnail

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Align bottom edges

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Now load red layer selection CTRL + CLICK on layer thumnail

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Feather selection by 25 pixel radius

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Now select copy layer and clear

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Delete unnecessary layers

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merge layers

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Add levels adjustment to create low key Effect

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Add another levels adjustment and intensely reduce the lighting

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Change layer blending to screen

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Add a new gradient fill layer to add over light at the center

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select white to transparent gradient and Type: radial

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change layer blending to screen

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merge all layers

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Again duplicate layer and apply radial blur

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Keep amount: 30, Method: zoom & Quality: best

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Merge layers

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Duplicate layer again

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change blending to screen

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Reduce main layer opacity to 75%

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scale duplicate layer by 50%

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Add new solid black color layer

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Merge all layers

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finally apply radial blur filter

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we created a star burst, now place it into working photo

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Simply drag and drop

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Change blending to screen

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it is movable layer so we can place it any where

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we can increase or reduce light intensity using curves easily

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We can change light color using hue/saturation adjustment

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That’s it. We’re done.

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