Creating a Speed Lightning Photo Effect

This tutorial is about giving a speed lighting effect especially to cars using Photoshop. There is a special effect in Photoshop i.e. Motion-Blur. It gives the images the required effects. I will discuss the steps below in detail. Let’s start.

STEPS

1. Open the image in Photoshop.
image2. Select quick-selection tool from the toolbar.
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3. Select the car in the image. The dashed-line will appear on the outline of the car.
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4. Right-click on the selection and click on layer-via-copy.
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5. Go to filter tab in the main menu. Roll the mouse over blur and click on motion-blur.
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6. Set the value of the blur to 999.
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7. Click ok.
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8. Duplicate the layer three times. Press ‘ctrl j’ to duplicate each time.
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9. Click on the top layer. Press shift and click on the last selection layer. Make sure not to click on background layer. Right-click on the layer thumbnail and click on merge layers.
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10. Create a layer mask for this new layer by clicking on the layer mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette.
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11. Select the gradient tool from the toolbar.
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12. Select the layer mask thumbnail. Make sure to set the foreground and background color to white and black. Now draw a line from the front to the back on the car.
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13. It will make the car half appear and the other half will be look like in motion.
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14. The speed lighting photo-effect on the car is ready.

FINAL RESULT

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Author: Haseeb Khan

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