So I was looking through the App Store and found an app called Hyper, I liked the style of the app so I clicked on it and saw the banner had this really beautiful blurred colors effect, I wasn't sure what it was called but I knew I wanted to recreate it.

I had some trouble, unfortunately I can't put screenshots but what I tried to do to achieve the same look was use a soft brush on a black background and use a guassian blur to sort of make it similar, it did not work, it looked very weird and not as structured as the photo.

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Does anyone know how to achieve this look?

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That looks like a picture of the aurora borealis, better known as the northern lights.

A few minutes editing an image of the northern lights and we have this (it's not perfect, the original image wasn't very good and I spent no more than a few minutes editing it):

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  1. Take your image of the northern lights:

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  1. Add a Color Balance adjustment layer to bring out the blues:

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  1. Add a dark blue to transparent gradient to flatten the lower parts of the image:

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  1. Add some final level adjustments and some white type on top:

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