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.


(Figure 1)


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


(Figure 2)


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


(Figure 3)

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



(Figure 3 1/2)


Happy storm watching!  


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