Today I show you photoshop tutorial film flare effect without plugins. It’s really simple effect.
Create a new empty layer, take the gradient tool and create a flare that you want color and position. You must choose black color and color of your flare.
Use Linear Gradient.
Drag it from left to right on your empty layer.
Got this result. Where is the picture? What’s going on?… It’s okay, don’t worry.
We need to change blending mode of layer with flare. From «Normal» to «Screen». All that was black becomes transparent.
Create another new empty layer. Now make different gradient. From yellow to black.
And choose Diamond Gradient.
Also don’t forget change blending mode on Screen.
And final tuning — a bit hide yellow with mask.
It is possible to achieve the same result in many ways. I showed only one of many.
Also you can read this post on Russian in my blog on Russian language: http://sergbrezhnev.livejournal.com/1929.html