Okay, here is the "How to make Vista Strands" tutorial. Really not that important, but if you ever wondered how to do it, here it is.
Now this took me forever to figure out so at this point I am not going to aim for quality, I am just going to show the basic idea of making a glowing line. What makes me even more angry is that it's actually very easy....once you finally figure it out.
Open Photoshop....Now open your browser. (IE, FF, Opera, Safari, etc...) and go on Google.com and search for a forest. No this is not a joke. Find a nice forest with a lot of shadows and good lighting effects. Copy that picture and open with Photoshop.
Now that you have your forest (SAVE THE PLANET) press Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur and move the Radius Slider to about 76 points. You can't see anything but the green.
Once you got to that point, click on Image, Adjustments, Colour Balance and just play around with the colours to achieve whatever colour you want. Mine looks like this:
Then select the Elliptical Marquee Tool from the toolbar and draw an oval shape across your picture. Like this:
Then select the Brush Tool and paint a "glow" close to the bottom line. Like this:
Then deselect the oval shape and you end up with a curved line. Now you basically rotate the line around, and copy paste it over and over to get multiple lines. Play around with those to achieve something like this: (my n00b version )
Then you could experiment with colours to your liking.
If you get good enough you get what pros get:
There are other ways to do this, I'm sure, but that's how I did it.
EDIT: No pictures due to FileFront Removing every image from their site.