How to Create Fake Northern Lights Effect in Photoshop

In this photoshop photo effects tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a fake northern lights in photoshop easily.

Fake Northern Lights Effect Tutorial :

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How to create fake Northern Lights in photoshop.

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First add new blank layer.

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Select foreground color green.

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then go to filter – render – apply clouds.

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Make a perspective transformation to clouds layer.

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Choose Edit – transform – Perspective.

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Drag a corner handle to apply perspective to the bounding box.

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Change blending mode to screen.

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Now add motion blur to the clouds layer.

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Keep angle: -24 and distance: 281 pixels.

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Let’s add shape to the lights with shear filter.

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Go to filter – distort – select shear.

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Keep wrap around and adjust shape curve to your preference.

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Now we need to mask the mountains, the effect should be applied only to sky.

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Select magic wand tool and select the sky.

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Now add layer mask to the group.

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Take white brush and clean the black spots (stars) in the sky.

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Finally add gradient map to color tone the image.

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That’s it.

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For multi color aurora effect, We can add another color (pink or purple) cloud layer.

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