Wave Effect

Step 1

Open a new document in Adobe Photoshop with a black background. Create a new layer and draw few lines like in the next picture, using the Brush Tool in the Tools Tab:


brush tool

Step 2

Now, set the Filter > Blur > Radial Blur with these settings:

radial blur

Step 3

Choose Filter > Distort > Zig-Zag with the settings:

zig zag

And the result:

zig zag picture

Step 4

Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with the radius “1.1” and add a new layer with a blue rectangle. Set the layer “blending mode” to “Soft Light”. You should get something like below:

final wave effect

If you configure Filter > Blur > Motion Blur with the settings:

motion blur settings

And set the layer “blending mode” to “overlay” for the layer that contains the rectangle you obtain a metallic effect:

final metalic effect