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     Title:     Lens Flare on Transparent Background
Author:kromefx | view all by kromefx
Category:Effects
Level:Beginner
Description:Make a lens flare on a transparent background. This allows you to play with blending modes, positioning, colorizing and more to come up with a very nice (and unique) effect.
Views:55,128
Date:1/16/2005


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Step 1
Start with a layer filled with black.



Step 2
Go to filter>render>lens flare and pick whichever flare you want. I went with 105mm Prime at 100%.



Step 3
Click on the channels palette. Now hold down Ctrl and Shift keys. With the keys held down, click on the red channel, then the green channel, then the blue channel. Now you can let go of the Ctrl and Shift keys. This makes a selection out of the channels.



Step 4
Your selection should look something like this:



Step 5
Click back on the layers palette and click on the lens flare layer. Now press ctrl-c to copy.



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