25 Outstanding Lighting Effect Tutorials for Photoshop

Lighting effects are a great way to make an impact with a design, and there are plenty of options for creating these effects with Photoshop. In the past we have published collections of Photoshop tutorials for lighting effects and they drawn a lot of interest from readers, so here is a collection of newer tutorials. For more, see:

Colorful Light Effect in Photoshop

Colorful Light Effect in Photoshop

Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop

Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop

Creating Colorful Disco Lines Effect

Creating Colorful Disco Lines Effect

Create a Retro Cosmic Design in Photoshop

Create a Retro Cosmic Design in Photoshop

Aurora Borealis Wallpaper in Photoshop

Aurora Borealis Wallpaper in Photoshop

How to Create a Sparkling Fantasy Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Sparkling Fantasy Photo Manipulation

Create a Divine Angel Montage in Photoshop

Create a Divine Angel Montage in Photoshop

Design a Retro Futurism Space Scene

Design a Retro Futurism Space Scene

Extinction

Extinction

Create Energy Lines Around a Dancer

Create Energy Lines Around a Dancer

Glowing Neon Effects

Glowing Neon Effects

Stylish Light Effect in Photoshop

Stylish Light Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Typographic, Retro, Space Face

How to Make a Typographic, Retro, Space Face

Design an Awesome Geometric Shaped Typography

Design an Awesome Geometric Shaped Typography

Very Easy Heroes Eclipse in Photoshop

Very Easy Heroes Eclipse in Photoshop

Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop

Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop

Distant Desert City Scene with Energy Ray Blast

Distant Desert City Scene with Energy Ray Blast

80′s Style Design Using Photoshop

80's Style Design Using Photoshop

Give a Car Photo Super Slick Lighting Effects

Give a Car Photo Super Slick Lighting Effects

Fantastic Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

Fantastic Disintegration Effect in Photoshop

Create a Dramatic Car Speeding Scene

Create a Dramatic Car Speeding Scene

Sexy Model with Glowing Bubbles Effect

Sexy Model with Glowing Bubbles Effect

Making of a Mythical Encounter

Making of a Mythical Encounter

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  • Design Informer, November 9, 2009

    Awesome! Never seen Volt!

  • designfollow, November 9, 2009

    great collection

    thank you.

  • VictoriaAnn Design, November 9, 2009

    This is a lovely selection. I often see light effects used in a rather less attractive way, so it’s good to see these. They’re really nice. Good for moments of needing inspiration also! Loving the use of light in the divine angel image. Thank you!

  • Tom Ross, November 10, 2009

    Great collection, it’s awesome to see a few designs I haven’t seen around before.

    Thanks also for including my retro futurism tutorial, I really appreciate it :)

  • small business resources, November 10, 2009

    This is co cute and helpful as well.Ditto for sharing all the tutorials!

  • Johnson Koh, November 10, 2009

    This is another great list! Thanks for the efforts. :)

  • Mars, November 10, 2009

    thanks for sharing, great list

  • Mark Carter, November 10, 2009

    Thanks for the resources. It’s reminded me how much I love figures (and faces) made out of typography!

  • Memoryweaver, November 10, 2009

    Great list, I haven’t seen a few of these before. I always wish I could get away with using a bit more ‘dark background with lighting effects’ with clients, but it’s difficult to push away from a more standard ‘dark on light background’. Oh well, I’ll keep trying…

  • graphicdragons KE, November 10, 2009

    Nice..will implement it right away

  • Tarun, November 10, 2009

    Thanks for this awesome collection.

  • Jacques van Heerden, November 10, 2009

    Hey bro, really nice collection of Tuts you have here. A Tutorial that you could also add to the section in the future is a newly written tutorial by me.

    Design an Intense Particle Illustration using Photoshop – http://mediamilitia.com/design-an-intense-particle-illustration-using-photoshop/

    Keep up the great work.

    Jacques

  • Melody, November 11, 2009

    Extinction is sooo cool, definitely have to check out/bookmark that one!

  • Ajay, November 11, 2009

    nice cool list! Thx :)

  • Frisco divorce attorney/lawyer, November 13, 2009

    I LOVE this collection! I will be using them asap. Thanks.

  • irina, November 16, 2009

    Really great!!Where did you found so many amazing works?

  • Tampa Web Design, November 17, 2009

    I found almost all of these articles useful. After spending a few hours reading through what you have gathered I have learned quite a few new techniques. Thank you for the knowledge and I hope the best for you.

    -Brian Dainis

  • Web Templates, November 19, 2009

    I love the use of the rainbow spectrum in the photos. Very nice.

  • John, November 20, 2009

    Wow, that last example is awesome! Never really saw something like that before, I really love it! Keep it up, articles are great!

  • andy eaton, November 29, 2009

    wow they are fantastic, will defo check them out in great details.

  • Lyons Solutions Web Design, November 29, 2009

    Great collection I must say.

  • Basic Websites, December 1, 2009

    Great tutorials. I know my way around Photoshop but would struggle to produce anything like these – great for doing website backgrounds.

  • Philippines Freelance Designer, December 4, 2009

    wow it helps me a lot….. great collections, i like mostly the light effects….. thanks for this collections….

  • Uğur Eskici, March 1, 2010

    Nice collection :) Thanks so much

  • hep tasarım, July 22, 2010

    First, thirth, fourth and fifth are wonderful and suitable in web designing.
    Thank you