My PSD source files are available below, if interested. Or click-on to follow my tutorial.
Create a new document 1900×1200, or any size of your choice.
Create a new layer. Double click on the layer to open the Layer Style options. Enable the Gradient Overlay, and select a radial gradient from dark blue (#12112C) to black as shown below.
Create a second new layer, and make sure it’s non-transparent, white or black is fine. We set our foreground and background to black and grey (#777777). Then goto [Filters > Render > Fibres...]. You may play around with the numbers to define the hardness, here I used Variance 20 and Strength 10.
Now we apply a motion blur on our texture. Goto [Filters > Blur > Motion Blur...], and apply a distance of 500 pixels. You may like to tweak this value to get the right effect.
Double click on the blurred layer to open the Layer Style options. Enable the Gradient Overlay, and select/create a linear gradient using the rainbow colours. Make sure the Blend Mode is Overlay, and the angle should be at 0 degrees.
Lastly, using the Lasso tool with a feather of 100px to create a random mask. Goto [Layer > Add Layer Mask > Reveal Selection] to apply the masking effect.
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2 Responses to “Rainbow Blur Effect Using Photoshop (Tutorial)”
January 11th, 2011 at 4:17 pm
Wow amazing post! Fantastic tutorial man. It�s ridiculous just how many exceptional tutorials you guys publish. Love your site. Many thanks!
October 14th, 2012 at 6:57 am
Very nice and easy to follow tutorial. thnks for sharing