How to create colourful glowing lines

Hi guys, heres another tutorial for you aliens, hopefully this will teach you something new.

If you want the video version of the tutorial view the video underneath this.

open a new document

open a new document

Open a new document, 1600 x 1000, should be just fine.

Color the background blackColor in the background in with the pain bucket tool using the colour black. Whilst your at it unlock the layer and create a new layer.

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.00.14With the pen tool, using the same settings as in the picture *hint look at the top settings* Make a zig zaggy shape like shown in the picture.

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.00.27Click on the brush tool, and the colour white, then choose a brush with the diameter 5px and the hardness 0%

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.00.45Now click back on the pen tool, and right click on the image and press stroke path.

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.00.55Choose the setting “brush” and check stimulate pressure.

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.01.08When done, right click again and press delete path.

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.02.27When done, you should have a single line, keep duplicating that layer and moving it around, when happy merge all the layers ( apart from the background layer) together, yours should look something like this.

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.03.10Create a new layer on top, and using a brush with hardness set to 0, colour over the image with different colours.

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.03.21Go to the blending mode of that layer and choose overlay.

Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 19.03.26Your done. Well done and thanks for coming to view this :)

Deivid Joe Colkevicius


~ by Deivid Colkevicius on October 2, 2009.

9 Responses to “How to create colourful glowing lines”

  1. Hi great tutorial, helped me a lot, thanks.
    Greetings from Germany !

  2. good

  3. very good man

  4. Hi,
    You’re very creative. Thank you for sharing.


  6. FUCK THIS that was the worsh SHIT IN THE WORLD FUCK U MAN


  8. i followed the setting but somehow cant get the ends to taper off even with Simulate Pressure checked on

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