Here you go Roy, use this link to learn to make different lightings and flares. http://www.instructables.com/id/Anam...op-Elements-7/
. There are other ways you can do it too, just search for tuts.
I hate looking at my old works now. I was very anti-stock then (even though the players' images are stock itself). I know people just search up some stock textures and just drop other people's work on theirs. And that's not right. And there isn't enough room in these 100x100 to put their credit on it either.
I'm pretty sure if I keep making these avatars I'll hate my current ones soon.