WATCH TUTORIAL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBlqZIDOW-g
This action instantly creates a light effect background based on the size,font and placement of your text.
It really is quite simple to use.
1. Create some text.
2. Rename layer to “bg” and have it selected
3. Press play!
Depending on the dimensions of your artboard and the speed of your computer, calculation times may vary. It takes my computer 29 seconds to generate a background at 3000×2400 @ 300dpi. Smaller web resolutions complete in under 15 seconds.
By default it will produce a purple colored background, however there is a layer where you are able to change this. You can even color the light streaks if you wish.
Dont forget to experiment further after it has generated a background by moving layers around, rotating them or changing the blendmode. The light streaks are transparent which means you can load up your own image and place the light streaks on top.
NOTE : press “ok” when there is a pop up window asking if you want to rasterize the layer.
I have included a basic PSD file that demonstrates the simple use of the action. Just make sure you have installed the action