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Radiation
Give your text an unhealthy glow.

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STEP 1

Start a new image and add your text, assuming white text on black background. Center the text and make sure you have a decent margine around it for the rays to go.

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STEP 2
With the lower, white text layer selected, apply a Polar Coordinate conversion. Go to Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates... Accept that the layer will be rasterized. Set it to convert from Polar to Rectangular. 2
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STEP 4

Since we want rays of light, we can achieve this effect with Wind. But because Wind only goes side to side, we need to rotate our canvas. Go to Image>Rotate Canvas>90 CW.

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STEP 4

Apply Filter>Stylize>Wind..., Method Wind, Direction From the Right. Apply it again, in the other direction. Rotate back like in step 3 and apply the Wind filter again in each direction.

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STEP 5

Apply Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates... and convert from Rectangular to Polar.

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STEP 6

Add a color balance adjustment layer (Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Color Balance...) and adjust to emphasize green.

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And there you have it, the final version is easily cropped out. You may want to try blurring the layer a little, though I like the sharp rays in this case.

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