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After promising to make one for about 2 years now I finally kicked myself in the ass and made this entire tutorial in one day. I'm weird like that I guess :iconteeheeneplz:
As mentioned in the tutorial itself; If you do have any questions about something you find unclear, feel free to ask and I'll try to explain!
Now, the way I make the Bokeh effect might not be the very best one but it works I guess! I'd be glad if anyone could tell me if there's a better way haha.
Anyways, I do hope this will be helpful! And hopefully there will be less standard Photoshop lens flare filters used out there. If I can make one less person use that horrid filter then I'll count this as a success.

Deviation used in this tutorial:
Quantum drive by MLeth

Glow Tutorial that goes more in depth about layers and layer blending options etc:

MLeth's GLOW Tutorial by MLeth

Coloring tutorial:

MLeth's Coloring Tutorial (Photoshop) by MLeth

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Given 2015-12-14
[Stock & Resources] MLeth's Lens Flare Tutorial (Photoshop) by MLeth is an detailed and well explained walk through of how to add some epic touches to your space and science fiction art.  ( Featured by Cassy-Blue )
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dreamerscove Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Nice turorial!
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D4N13l3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial!
exist a program dedicated to lens flare: Lensflare studio very fast and simply to use ;-)
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MLeth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe yeah those programs are probably very useful! But I'm guessing they are aimed at proffesional artists. This is a free alternative that anyone can do (well, for people with photoshop haha).
Thanks!
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D4N13l3 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
right! ;-) 
I think lens flare studio isn't professional it's only a very fast way to add to image some kind of effects ;-)
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD! :clap:
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! :dummy:
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful tutorial!
Thank you so very much for putting it together. 
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleasure is all mine! If I can make only a handful people stop using the standard photoshop lens flare then I'll be happy!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're absolutely right. While the built-in lens flare may be useful from time to time... it really is time to get away from it and go beyond. 

Once again, thank you!
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OfficialByraine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh man, I love lens flares. Thanks for sharing!
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for looking!
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jwdonley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Awesome stuff. I'm slowly earning my Photoshop scars.
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Nice tutorial!!
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thannk you! :ahoy:
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G-e-o-L-o-g-i-c-a-l Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Great tutorial!

I'm doing 3D illustrations but prefer doing lighting effects like these in 2D because they're so much fun! :D

Congrats on the DD too
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, it's fun indeed! 

And thanks :la:
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ReclusiveChicken Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This might give me some ideas to use in GIMP.
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ultimatesol Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
im afraid but whole tutorial could've been shorter
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe so! I tried not to go into too much detail but still make it so that beginners have a chance to make their lens flares.
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pulahun Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, looks good :-)
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Nikolad92 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This will definitely come in handy in a future project.
Thanks for Sharing!
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet, good luck!
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Silverheart-Nine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Aaaah! So cool. I bet this is really going to help me out, thanks! Frog dance 
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, have fun with it! :D
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Kurolei Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is epic! really helpful. can't wait to try it!
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck and have fun!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :dance:
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART
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DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
I only have access to GIMP but you've certainly given me some ideas and some inspiration to play around.

Thanks and congrats on the DD.
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think as long as you have layers and blending options any program should be fine with some minor compromises :D
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DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Oh yes, lots of blending a layering options in GIMP... :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on the DD! ;)
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoho, thanks bro! :iconakirakogamiplz:
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vulpescorax Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really helpful, thank you for sharing and congratulations for the DD. :)
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Poki-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU
THANK YOU MLETH
BLESS YOUR PRECIOUS TABLET PEN
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eheheh :iconteeheeneplz:
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Becarra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very handy indeed! Thank you :)
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one impressive tutorial.
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MELONCONCARNE Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Man I really need to get my hands on a copy of Photoshop CC. My trial expired a few days ago haha, I'm just gonna save this and keep it for when I get it.
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do it man. Do you have any previous versions though? Any version should work with these steps except for the Lens Blur!
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MELONCONCARNE Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I might be able to get my hands on Photoshop Cs5, but to be honest it'd just be more helpful to buy the latest version from Adobe's Creative Cloud. or i could look for a crack
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Liketheisland Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Filmographer
WOOO now I can be JJ Abrams! :D Thanks for making this!
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww yiss!
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
good job :thumbsup: ;)
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Mauribolso Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
Thanks so much for the tips...
Can i post it in my forum: GRAPHIX Of course with credits to you and links to your deviant profile.
GL :)
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, you can do that!
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Mauribolso Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Thank you so much! I apreciate it
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Hoshii-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks you for the tutorial!! ;A; ♥
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