Light hole gradient effect in photoshop

Light hole gradient effect in photoshop

As we all know, apart from photo editing, photoshop is a great tool for creating a vector image too. In this tutorial, I am creating a nice vector image with a gradient effect, what I call this is a Light hole gradient effect. So, check this out. 

Step 1: 

Open photoshop and create a new document. 

Fill the background layer with blue color with fill bucket tool.

Step 2: 

Create an ellipse using the Ellipse Tool U. This ellipse shape will be a reference for the hole in the ground.

Step 3: 

Now create a circle using the Ellipse Tool U to be the glow coming out from the hole.   

Step 4: 

Create a selection from the first ellipse. 

Just click on the layer thumbnail by pressing the Control Key.


Step 5: 

With the Rectangular Marquee Tool M, select from the top until half of the ellipse, holding the SHIFT tool.  

That means we are going to add the selected area. 

Step 6: 

Now mask the big circle. 

Step 7: 

Now go to Filter>Blur Gallery>Tilt-Shift and then tweak the values depending on the size of your circle. 

Use the image below for reference related to the position of the anchor. 

Step 8: 

Now add a mask to the blurred circle hiding everything, then with an ellipse gradient, paint over the mask to start showing the blurred circle.  

As it is a circular gradient, it will make it a bit more uniformed. 

Step 9: 

Add a new layer and then with the Brush Tool (B), then with a basic and soft brush start painting on the center of the hole. 

Step 10: 

Add a mask on the layer with the brush and start adjusting the intensity if you want, still using the circle gradient. 

Your goal should be to reduce the intensity of the light at the bottom of the hole area. 

You can do more 

You can add more effect, for example you can add another layer and mask it with the blurred circle as reference then create a light coming out of the hole. 

After that, you can add some text and make a beautiful poster. 

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