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Omega – Create this Abstract Composite Using Only Three Resources

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Duplicate this dot-layer (Cmd /Ctrl+ J or Layer > Duplicate Layer) and resize it (Ctrl/Cmd+T or Edit > Free Transform) that it was a little more than sphere.

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Step 17

Create a new layer (Cmd /Ctrl+ Shift + N). Take a Brush Tool (B) (Size: 1400px, Hardness: 0%, Opacity: 100%, Color: #0d7ad7). Make a dot in the upper part of a sphere.

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Set to this layer Blending Mode: “Color Dodge”, Opacity: 52%.

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Step 18

It’s time to lightning! Load lightning brushes in Photoshop (if you do not know how to do this, use search:)) Create a new layer below previous layer. Take a Brush Tool (B). For each brush size remains the original, Opacity: 100%, Color: #ffffff. I used brushes: 4,13,17,24.

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Change the angle of each brush so that it matches the side of the sphere. On one side these brushes have a light area, try to place a light area under the sphere. Apply the brush dot and in different places.

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Step 19

Add a little glow to this layer. Go to Layer > Layer Style > Outer Glow… Make settings like shown in the image.

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Here is my result. I combined all the layers with the background in one group “Interior”.

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Step 20

Create the main lightning. Create a new layer (Cmd /Ctrl+ Shift + N). This layer must be the uppermost and not in all of the groups.

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Take a Brush Tool (B). Brush size depends on the distance from the central sphere to the lateral spheres. Angle is set in line with a side of sphere. Set Opacity: 100%, Color: #ffffff. Dot draw lightning. To make them more vibrant press in one place several times.

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Try to make dynamic lightning. Do not draw them into one plane. Try to make the visibility of volume, putting lightning further the edge of the sphere. Put a very little lightning at the sphere.

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Step 21

Let’s create exploding lightning bundles (“exploding lightning” brush). Create a new document (File > New or Cmd /Ctrl+ N).

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Create a new layer and delete the background layer. Set the foreground color to black (D). Take a Brush Tool (B). Use a variety of lightning brushes (I used numbers 1, 7, 19, 20, 21), but rotate them so that their ends converge at a single point. Change the brush size to not get the same type. (Size 100-300px, Opacity: 100%). You should get something like this.

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Take a soft brush (Size: 250px, Opacity: 50%, Hardness: 0%) and draw a point in place where center of all the lightning’s.

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Step 22

Now create a brush – spray. It gives the sparks effect of lightning’s. For the base, I take brush “Airbrush Soft Low Density Grainy” in the standard Photoshop brushes. Follow the images and create a brush. Do not forget to save the resulting brush! If you have another brush with a similar effect, you can use it, or add in this brush something else. This is just an example of creating.

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Once you create it, set Size: 10px, Opacity: 10%, Hardness: 0% and draw it to lightning near the center and on the edges of lightning as shown. Draw black only.

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Step 23

Go to Channels panel. Hold Option/Alt and click on RGB channel to select all. Invert this selection to select the entire brush (Cmd /Ctrl+ Shift + I). Now save it as Brush Preset (Edit > Define Brush Preset…). That’s it! Now on the Brushes panel you receive this brush.

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