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Electric Snowstorm

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an effect that l like to call the "electric

snowstorm". The technique is very easy to pull off, but the end result looks great. This effect is nearly 100 percent filter based, so no matter what you photoshop user level is you should be able to create great effects using the techniques covered in this tutorial.


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Step # 7
Create a new layer. Set your foreground color to white (#FFFFFF).

Get out the brush tool and apply these settings:

(size: 200 - soft)

Make two dots by clicking on your image quickly. It is very important that you do not move the mouse while you are clicking.


Next set your brush tool up like so:

(size: 100 - soft)

Make two more dots just like we did before similar to this:


Finally set your brush tool up like so:

(size: 65 - soft)

Click around your image a few times as l've done here with this brush:


Just don't go overboard.





Step # 8
Create a new layer. Set your brush tool up like so:

(size: 9 - soft)

Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard, and draw a line straight up and down the canvas a little off center as l've done here:


Go to Filter->Distort->Shear and apply similar settings:


Result:


Next go to "Filter->Distort->Wave" and apply these settings:


Press randomize a few times until you get a good looking distortion.

Result:


Create a new layer, get out the brush, and repeat this once again to create another streak.
Draw a straight line up the canvas off center while holding the SHIFT key


Go to "filter->Distort->Shear" and apply these settings:


Go to "Filter->Distort->Wave" and apply these settings:


Press CTRL + E on your keyboard to merge this layer with the previous. Drop the opacity of this layer down to 70 percent, result:





Step # 9
Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

Go to "Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur" and apply these settings:


Next get out the "smudge tool" () and apply these settings:

(size: 100 rough - strength 40 percent)

Now start at the bottom of the image, and make a few strokes upward towards the top of the image, following the contour of the squiggly lines we made in the previous step.

Result:





Step # 10
Now we'll add some color to the graphic.
Go to Layer->New Adjustment Layer->Color Balance.

Click okay.

Tick the "highlight" box and apply these settings:


Tick the "Midtones" box and apply these settings:


Tick the "Shadows" box and apply these settings:


Click on "okay"

Result:





Step # 11
Create a new layer. Go to Filter->Render->Clouds
Go to Filter->Render->Difference Clouds. Press CTRL + F on your keyboard two or three times to repeat this filter.
Result:

Change the blending mode of this layer to "overlay" and drop the opacity of this layer down to 60 percent:


Result:


Here l've added a game render to the design. If you would like to use this render it is included in the download pack for this tutorial. Please feel free to download it and create your own signatures, and headers using this technique! It's a lot of fun once you being to experiment with the various photoshop tools available.

If you would like to learn how the text was created please read our extended text tutorial.


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