How to make a selection of the flare that was added by Lens Flare filter in Photoshop CC 2014? Is there an automated way to do it?

I want to be able to mask the flare and tint it with blue

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Generate the lens flare on a separate layer. This way you have full control over the flare size, pozition, color etc.

  • what do you mean by new layer? cause the filter can't run on empty layer, do you mean duplicating the background for example?
    – K''
    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:54
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    @akram Fill your layer with 50% Gray (Shift+F5), then generate the flare and set the layer mode to Linear Light.
    – Komental
    Jul 23, 2014 at 11:06

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