I need counseling and advice on the creation of a lighthouse effect.

Been through a lot of threads and wasn't too thrilled in Mix-FX. I downloaded it and just don't have confidence that purchasing that proggy will give me reasonable results.

It all started with the crazy idea to do a splash page with a lighthouse theme. I started drawing a lighthouse in Swish but when it came to the light I really have bogged down.


My ah, er ... lighthouse:

—Flash Buddy