Me + first instructable = excited.
Photoshoppers!! Feel free to experiment with this destructable. Add your own twists! I would love to see what you come up with. Try using levels instead of curves, will that work?
Step 1: Setting Up...
I'm using Photoshop 7, but any photoshop is sure to work. I'm not too familiar with gimp, but i believe it should also work.
Set up a "New..." file (Ctrl +N). I started of with 800 X 600 pixel file
We are going to need a black background so select the color black and click Alt + Backspace to fill the canvas.
Step 2: Lens Flare...
Leave the default settings. It should be slightly in the corner with the 50-300 mm Zoom Lens option chosen. The brightness should be at approximately 120.
Step 3: Not afraid to get funky...
Choose the Polar to Rectangular option
Then we are going to rotate the canvas
Image < rotate canvas < 90 CW
Step 4: Never a bad time fro Plastic Wrap
Filter < distort < Polar Coordinates
What every artist should not leave home with out: plastic
There is nothing like a little "Plastic Wrap..." to give your artwork that edge it needs
Filter < artistic < Plastic wrap
Highlight strength: 12
Step 5: Blur Her...
Filter < Blur < Radial Blur...
Be sure to select the "Spin" blur method. I Blur it to about 81 with the "Best" quality selected.