Create a rainbow in Photoshop

Or Rainbow of the Night Sky! I have no idea why I created my rainbow against a night sky, but I did. Maybe it’s because there should be night time rainbows. How beautiful that would be!

Rainbows are the tears of joy from heaven. Obviously, in Ireland, we believe there’s a crock of gold at the end of them as well.

I’ve never found a pot of gold but I always make a wish when I see one, and who knows, maybe one day I will! Anyhow, who doesn’t like a rainbow?!  Today I have been looking at Polar Co-ordinates in Photoshop (not mathematics)! They take verticals and curve them in a single command. So easy! So using a rainbow gradient and the Polar Co-ordinates I made a rainbow of my own.  I added a sparkle brush because it kind of looked pretty and the brush can be kept forever in the brush presets to be used whenever a dusting of sparkly spangles is called for.

I’ve written up the tutorial for you. It takes much longer to explain and write up than it does to create them.

Download the tutorial here:
rainbow.pdf

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4 Responses to Create a rainbow in Photoshop

  1. John says:

    hey, nice blog…really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

  2. Thank you for this tutorial. Are you going to be posting a fresh HTML tutorial soon?

    • webmaster says:

      Hello there
      I hope to get one posted some time next week but is there anything specific you’re interested in? If it’s within my area of knowledge, I’d be happy to produce something and write it up.

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