It sounds like you're describing what is commonly known as "godbeams".
John Woods has several very good Photoshop tutorials online - most can be
easily adapted to The Gimp. Check out this link and look for the godbeams
Timothy Jedlicka, [EMAIL PROTECTED], 1-630-713-4436, AOL-IM=tjbonzo
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