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Plasma Bubbles

1. New Document (500×500) Fill it with Black. And position two lens flares in the following positions (Filter > Render > Lens Flare) (Use default lens flare settings)

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2. Now, go “Filter > Sketch > Chrome” (Detail: 10 | Smoothness: 4)

3. Now, press “Ctrl+I” to invert the colors.

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4. Now, duplicate the layer (Layer > Duplicate Layer) and go “Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal”. Also, set the blending mode to “Linear Burn”

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5. Merge those two layers together by selecting the top layer and pressing “Ctrl+E”

6. Now duplicate that layer, (Layer > Duplicate Layer).

7. Ctrl+Click the new layer (It should make a selection around the layer). Right+Click inside the selection, and select “Feather” with a “7” Pixel Radius.

8. Now, right+click inside the selection again, and click “Select Inverse” and press “Delete” 3 times.

9. Now, press “Ctrl+T” and rotate the layer so that it’s the bubble’s are facing up, as indicated in the picture.

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10. Now, Change the blending mode of that layer to “Linear Burn”

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11. Now Press “Ctrl+L” to bring up the levels, and use these settings, or adjust them to your liking.

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12. Now duplicate the layer, and go “Filter > Sketch > Chrome” (Detail: 0 | Smoothness: 10) and set the blending mode to “Linear Burn”

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13. Now, for the final step, go “Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance” and use these settings:


Color Levels: -100 | 0 | 0

For Highlights:

Color Levels: -50 | 0 | -50

(Make sure “Preserve Luminosity” is checked)

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