This is a sample of some .jpg's I have. I want to be able to animate the bulbs inside of the letters so that they flicker intermittently. Should I just use a lens flare? That is what I've done so far, but I have feeling there may be a better way that I just don't know of. I also want the neon beams behind it to light up as well. It's going to be for my myspace page. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
For random flickering you mask. You mask a LOT.
Do two layers, one normal and one with the vegas effect. Then reveal the desired portion of the effect with masks when you want them to flicker.