Creating a Sunburst Effect In PhotoshopSunburst effects have been around for a while. They are used to call attention to a subject and create a key area of focus. You can also use them to create a sense of action. There are many different methods to creating a sunburst effect in Photoshop. The following method is a little unorthodox, but it is effective and easy to do. First, select a foreground and background color that you want your 2 colors to be for the sunburst. Then, Select the gradient tool and make sure that you have it set to linear gradient, and that the foreground to background gradient is selected. Then, simply click and drag vertically to create a vertical linear gradient.
Once you have created your sunburst effect, you can add texture to it by finding a texture image on the web. Bring it in and place it on its own layer. Then, simply change the blend mode to Overlay. You can use this as a background for a high impact image or advertisement.