How do I draw "Rays" emmiting from an object in an image in Photoshop?
Example from http://www.pxleyes.com
Quick & dirty method
Use readily available
Just draw that shape behind the object you want to "emit rays". Here are the shape's
More unique method
Pick up the
This would be one of your rays. Copy it, modify them if you wish and rotate them, so they all are pointing into one spot. While this isn't too hard, it takes considerably more time than the first method, especially if you are approaching the deadline.
The fading of the rays could be achieved with a
Here's my way...
Prepare an empty layer. Draw a rectangular marquee across the half of the layer. (like on the image above).
Fill that selection with your desired ray color.
Select Filter > Distort > Wave. Select the Square type and adjust the wavelength to increase/decrease bars (max and min the same value). Apply.
Select Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates. Select 'Rectangular to Polar'.
Modify your generated rays. You're done. =]