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Start with the picture you want to use.

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Make a new layer by click the 'New Layer' button in the layer options.

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Click on the 'Gradient Tool' in the 'Toolbar' On the top of the menu, there is a drop down menu (which has an arrow like this >). Pull that down a select rainbow with transparent. (shown below)

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Click on 'Radial Gradient' (shown below)

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Now click 'Mode - Multiply' next to it.

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Now create as many circles as you would like. Try not to put too many, it will darken out the layer and you will not get to see the effect.

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Change the layer mode to 'Soft Light'. Now you can see the final rainbow effect.

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this is so cool :D

By AutumnSky on Jun 14, 2008 6:22 pm

omg yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyy i love stuf like this!! PHOTOSHOP ROCKS!!!!! AND YOU ROCK FOR teaching us this cool stuff!!!! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eyyyyyy! lol ok im done...

By missk on Apr 17, 2008 3:00 pm

blackandwhite11, did you make a new layer?

By carolinegamboa on Mar 31, 2008 7:40 pm

i have a question...whenever i do the circles ans change the mode to "soft light" the circles are till on top of the image and solid...like the picture u have be4 the final result..what am i doing wrog??

By blackandwhite11 on Mar 16, 2008 2:31 am

Very easy! Thanks!

By girlpower65 on Dec 5, 2007 2:25 pm

hi there everyone! i'm back on createblog to show and help you with everything :D ok,here we go multiply is in the layers option and should also be at the top of your photoshop menu. to make the circles, simply choose the radial gradient on the gradient menu.

have fun! hope this helps! :)

By carolinegamboa on Jul 15, 2007 5:34 am


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By ShaBen on Jul 2, 2007 3:29 pm

Great tutorial! I just tried it out right now, and it creates beautiful effects.

By Jacuzzi on Jun 11, 2006 4:59 am

how do you make the circles?

By misspiggygirl68 on May 23, 2006 5:49 pm
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