enter image description here I've been trying to mess around with radial blurs and glows for a few hours, but nothing looks quite as good as this.

Any insight would be much appreciated !

  • Maybe you can show what you've tried so we can identify where you are off? – KMSTR Apr 19 '15 at 15:46

Start with your object set as white on a layer by itself against a black background layer.

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Duplicate the shape, and on the duplicate run Filter > Blur > Radial Blur set to zoom.

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Then place your duplicate (un-blurred) layer above the blur layer.

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You can't accomplish this with the canned Layer Styles.

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    Yeah, I was using this blur method but it produces a very even blur around the image and not the lens flare type of effect I was looking for. Thanks for the reply though! – pabombs Apr 19 '15 at 18:49
  • I think I'm just going to have to do it manually – pabombs Apr 19 '15 at 18:50
  • You can blur, then mask the blur. You can also use multiple blur layers. – Scott Apr 19 '15 at 19:11

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