28 Powerful Photoshop Lighting Effects

By / Nov 20, 2008 / Tutorials
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There is something about beautiful lights that can mesmerize an audience. Take a fireworks show for example. It’s been around for thousands of years, yet still has the power to put looks of amazement on faces of all ages. That’s why lighting effects make such powerful design elements. They are a great way to grab the attention of your audience and leave a lasting impression.

Below is a collection of the best Photoshop tutorials for creating powerful lighting effects.

Amazing Photoshop Light Effect In 10 Steps

A smokey light effect complete with glowing particles.

Amazing Photoshop Light Effect In 10 Steps

Fire Lines Tutorial

This tutorial teaches you how to create stylish fire lines in only 10 steps.

Fire Lines Tutorial

Luminescent Lines

Luminescent Lines

Iron Man View Interface Effect In Photoshop

This is very close to the amazing effects seen in the movie.

Iron Man View Interface Effect In Photoshop

Luminescent Lines

Luminescent Lines

Advanced Glow Effects

A Cool Lighting Effect In Photoshop

A Cool Lighting Effect In Photoshop

End of the World Photo Manipulation

End of the World Photo Manipulation

Creating Smoke

A popular effect explained very well.

Creating Smoke

Design a Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait in Photoshop

This one shows you how to design portraits based on the Coldplay – Apple ad.

Design a Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait in Photoshop

Magic Lighting Effect In Photoshop

Magic Lighting Effect In Photoshop

Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Flying Girl In Photoshop

Flying Girl In Photoshop

Creating light motion trails & glowing sparks

A nice technique for creating light motion lines.

Creating light motion trails & glowing sparks

Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect In Photoshop

Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect In Photoshop

Create An Amazing Ad In Photoshop

Create An Amazing Ad In Photoshop

Beijing 2008 Logo Light Painting in Photoshop

Beijing 2008 Logo Light Painting in Photoshop

Mysterious Lighting Effect Tutorial for Photoshop

Mysterious Lighting Effect Tutorial for Photoshop

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps – Photoshop Tutorial

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps - Photoshop Tutorial

Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

Expressive lighting effects

Expressive lighting effects

Really cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

Really cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

True Flames

Create an incredible flame / solar flare effect in only a few short steps.

True Flames

Super Fast – Speed Lighting Effect

Super Fast - Speed Lighting Effect

Add A Sparkle Trail To A Photo

Add A Sparkle Trail To A Photo

Lighting effects in Photoshop

This tutorial shows you how to jazz up a photo with creative lighting.

Lighting effects in Photoshop

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop

This tutorials teaches a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs.

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop

Adding Light Streaks To A Photo

Adding  Light Streaks  To A Photo

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104 Comments

  1. nikhil
    July 15, 2010

    nice collection thnx for sharing it.

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  2. Hussein
    October 10, 2010

    really amazing stuff thnx for sharing mates :)

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  3. Kshitiz
    June 13, 2011

    this is too good for all designers googling on internet for photoshop effects.

    Reply
  4. anup
    November 29, 2011

    thanks for sharing these amazing tips…

    Reply

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