Corey shares another way to get a cool 3D light beam effect.



  1. Ben 12 March, 2010 at 20:28 Reply

    Great effect, with it being 3d it makes it so much more flexible then just a radial blur.

    I wish you did your tuts more often Corey, you’re such a great instructor.

  2. Derek 12 March, 2010 at 23:05 Reply

    This tutorial doesn’t work so well with CS3, but a slight change and you can make some pretty kewl fireworks. happy accident effects!!!!

  3. Kyle Maloney 18 March, 2010 at 02:07 Reply

    Aww, it was working fine for me (for once) until the part where you have to save the opacity texture. mine always /hangs/crashes at that point. πŸ™

  4. Chelle 21 March, 2010 at 11:24 Reply

    I think the issue people are having may be with their video cards. Anytime I try to do 3D in Photoshop it tells me that it will be rendered by software only because the video card doesn’t meet the requirements.

  5. L Phillips 23 March, 2010 at 19:57 Reply

    I really appreciate your videos Corey. I was wondering why in some videos like “Masking with Channels” recently, the ‘tut’ is fantastic and clear at full screen… but others are so fuzzy like “Light from 3D shapes”? I’m sure I’m not the only one noticing this. I wanted to brag on you when I saw the ‘channels’ video because so many times video tutorials are so tiny one cannot see the menus or the options being clicked. Upon choosing the ‘full screen’ option the screens are even fuzzier… I’d hoped you had found the magic solution with the channels video, but alas the sharpness was short-lived. I’m watching on the same monitor all the time and have not changed the settings.

  6. Lucy 26 March, 2010 at 06:53 Reply

    Make sure when you make “opacity – new texture” that “background contents” is “transparent” .
    PS: sorry for my bad english πŸ™‚

  7. Haley 10 April, 2010 at 09:33 Reply

    I don’t know why but I can’t get it. When I create a new texture (opacity option), my cone is still there. It doesn’t become transparent. And when I open texture after that, a new window pops open and the background colour is already white. Please advise me, if it’s possible. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  8. Himanshu Kumar 12 July, 2010 at 15:34 Reply

    Hi Corey Barker
    I like your tips & tricks but I aske one question this is one merge backgound & resize the background and after i see the backgound then pixelet the background
    how to improve background
    Pls. give the tips & tricks my mail id
    thank you

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