I am trying to make circular lighting effect as shown in this pics

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I was thinking of using a gradient tool to make a straight line with dark blue and light blue colors. Then I was thinking of converting that line into a circle. That's where I am stuck at. I cannot make a line into a circle. I have googled it and polar coordinates filter just doesn't work. I am using adobe photoshop CSS

Does anyone know how they will approach this problem?

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    draw a path section the stroke it with simulate pressure
    – joojaa
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 12:55
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    Please elaborate more. Step by step instruction would be great
    – Sam B
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 13:07
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    Did you try googling the key words? Anyway there was a reason why I commented and did not answer. Anyway you ca also use a radial gradient.
    – joojaa
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 13:28

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Create circular shape with ellipse tool and set no fill on inside; apply gradient to stroke, set it to be angle-based, and set the angle to your liking. Hope it helps!

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  • @SamB Glad I helped :)
    – Selrond
    Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 14:48

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