Photoshop Lightening

Make lightening in Photoshop in just 3 and one half easy steps…

 

Start with the gradient tool set with default foreground to background and a medium gradient transition.

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(Figure 1)

 

Add FILTER/RENDER/DIFFERENCE CLOUDS, use CTRL+I to alternate black to white. 

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(Figure 2)

 

Add a LEVELS adjustment CTL+L, and slide the black indicator almost all the way to the white indicator.

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(Figure 3)

Now duplicate this layer CTRL+J, and set the blend mode to SCREEN.  Rotate the new layer as you like.

 

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(Figure 3 1/2)

 

Happy storm watching!  

 

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