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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 May 31 '15 at 12:55
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    Please elaborate more. Step by step instruction would be great – Sam B May 31 '15 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 May 31 '15 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!

Photoshop solution

  • @SamB Glad I helped :) – Selrond Jun 3 '15 at 14:48

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