This tutorial learns you the use of filters and effects to achieve an electric bolt
Create a new document 500×500 and fill it black.
Go to Filter >Render >Lens Flare add a flare in middle of the image using 50-300 prime and 130 brightness
.Go again to Filter render lens flare add a 100 prime flare using 100 brightness.
Go again to Filter>render>lens flare and add a 100 prime flare using 100 brightness in the other direction.
This is how it must look:
Go to Filter >Distort >Wave using default settings now repeat the step 3 times you can press CTRL+F 3 times to make it easier. This is what I got:
Duplicate the layer by going to Layer>Duplicate.
Go to Edit >Free transform > Flip vertical change layer style to overlay.
7. Merge down Ctrl+E go to Filter > Distort > Polar coordinates default setings go to Filter >Blur >Radial blur default settings .
This is what I got :
Duplicate the layer again go to Edit>Free transform> Flip vertical .
Change layer blending to linear dodge add a color by pressing ctrl+u make shure that preview it’s clicked and chose your favorite color and you are done .
MY FINAL RESULT .