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20+ Super Professional Photoshop Light Effects Tutorials

20+ Photoshop Light Effects Tutorials to Light up Your Day

After recently sharing with you 20+ Awesome Light Effect and Abstract Photoshop Brushes, today we’re going to present, 24 of the best Photoshop Light Effects Tutorials out there. This is a chance to put your learning into action, and to use all those great brush sets to achieve professional results!

Create Powerball Effect for Movie Poster

Create Energy Lines Around a Dancer

Color Variations

Into the Light

Create 3-D text with some extreme lighting

The Brush Experiment

Photoshop Lighting Effects

Stunning 3D effects in 30 minutes

Fantastic Disintegration Effect inspired by Watchmen in Photoshop

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

Striking Text Effect Using Glows and Blends

How to Create an Interplay of abstract light streaks

Create a great retro-style movie poster in photoshop

Flying Girl in Photoshop

Create Beautiful Glowing Bubbles On Your Designs

Create a Realistic Outer Space Scene in Photoshop

Use Photoshop lighting effects to make photos sparkle

Drawing an Abstract lightbulb

End of the World Photo Manipulation

Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Making of Fiery Planets Collision

Creating a Rocking Silhouette in Photoshop

Creating Energy Spheres in Photoshop

Expressive lighting effects

Guest Author

This post was written by Salmen Bejaoui ( MoukaDesign ) who is a tunisian young Web / Graphic designer living in italy. You can follow him on twitter @moukadesign and at his blog.

About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. Marco says:

    Nice roundup mate, I haven’t seen some of these articles (yet). When I have more time, I’ll make sure to try them: I really like light effects (who doesn’t?).

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Adam says:

    I used to think I could do good light effects but after seeing those I realize that I can’t. I’d love to know how to do all of those – could you put up tutorials?

    I love the 3D text too!

  3. Fred says:

    Good work…

    And hello from France ;)

  4. Salmen says:


    Just click on the image to go to the tutorial :)

  5. Salmen says:


    Thank you so much


    Salut :)

  6. Nikki says:

    Wow! Thanks for includimg my tut! Really flattered ;)

  7. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks so much, Tom, for including my tutorials as well! Have a great weekend.

  8. Eydie says:

    Amazing, absolutly amazing!

  9. MikeL_zO says:

    Hey master Tom! nice roundup of tuts! it’s been a while I haven’t drop by your site.. everything is nice in here! so nice to check this site again! more from the master! rock on!

  10. T-Law says:

    Useful list thanks :0

  11. T-Law says:

    Useful list thanks :)

  12. Lucas says:

    I love this effects, gonna learn a lot.

    Thanks for both of you, Tom and Salmen.

  13. Tyler says:

    Thanks for including some of my tutorials. These are some really great lighting effects!

  14. Tom says:

    Mikel: Welcome back mate, long time no see :)

    T-Law/Lucas: No problem, it was a great effort from Salmen!

    Tyler: Thanks for providing such great tuts :)

  15. AlfredN says:

    Nice roundup man, good stuff.

  16. Salmen says:

    thank you for all :)

  17. Nick says:

    These are all really nice.

    Lighting effects are something I really want to get good at in PS, especially after seeing all the art and tutorials from Abduzeedo.

    Thanks :)

  18. myadlan says:

    wow.. cool compilation. I wish I have time to explore doing these lighting styles

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  20. swan says:

    thanks ! these are really helpful !!
    i was also pretty impressed by
    u should check it out

  21. Quinna says:

    Awesome tutorials!!! I cant wait to try them out! Thanks for writing them!

  22. muby says:

    I love the tut its very nice specially the flying girl

  23. OliviaEva says:

    good list,
    using it every website will become really cool
    if i am right here a webdesigner also has used this effect, i think the result is really super

  24. Siddharth says:

    hey buddY! those are some awesome works you’ve shared. but y some of those won’t open? like glowing bubble effect?

    well any way! thanks alot buddy!!

  25. indrajeet says:

    super like i really wanna do it but go some problem in editing so i want help from you

  26. Akash says:

    thank for writeing them i have learned lot of effect…..

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