Duplicate this layer two times (Cmd/Ctrl + J or layer > Duplicate layer...). For first copy set Fill: 50% and for second change filter settings to Number of Generators: 28, Wavelength min: 1, max: 25, everything else leave as is. This wave will be slightly less than the previous.
Remains the last detail. In the final part, we add highlights and vignette. First the flares. Place "05" image from "Flares" folder (File > Place.../Place Embedded) under wave layers. Resize it so that the image fit to a workspace. Change for this layer Blending Mode to "Screen".
Add two more flare as shown in the image below. The set of images is not very big but you can try to use other flares. Change Blending Mode of both layer to "Screen". You can use adjustment layer "Color Balance" or "Hue/Saturation" to change the color of the flares.
The final layer is a gradient fill layer (Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient... or use "Create new fill or adjustment layer" icon) with default black & white gradient but shift white slider to Location: 50 - 60% to density gradient and Scale around 120%, Angle: 90, Style: Reflected. To this layer has started to work in the right direction, change Blending Mode to "Overlay" and reduce Fill to 40%.
Do not be afraid to experiment and try something new. Here are some options that can be done from this tutorial.
That's all! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and show you something new in Photoshop. Here is my final result. Feel free to show your artwork :)
Thank you very much for taking the time to study this tutorial! I hope you benefited it! I wish all lucked in your future achievements! If you have questions or need help, please contact me. I look forward to your feedback and creative works! You can contact me by e-mail - [email protected] or FacebookDeviantartBehance. I am open to suggestions and cooperation. With best wishes!
- Maria Semelevich