Design Inspiration: Lighting Effects

A few weeks ago I posted a collection of 25 websites with lighting effects. While these sites can be excellent inspiration for working with light effects in Photoshop, they’re not the only source of this type of inspiration. You can also find some great pieces of work by simply browsing through graphic design portfolios. In this post you’ll find 50 examples of inspirational lighting effects.

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Lighting Effects Inspiration

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  • joyoge designers' bookmark, January 22, 2009

    nice sites inspirational..

  • Merewald Valletta, January 23, 2009

    Excellent list. Thank you.

  • Tanaka13 - Créations du Net, January 23, 2009

    Thank you very much for featuring some of my artworks to illustrate your article.

  • Designer, January 23, 2009

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!

  • Tom Ross, January 23, 2009

    Really great list, when done right, lighting effects can look awesome!

  • Eva Mendes, January 23, 2009

    The Lighting effects are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  • Filigree, January 26, 2009

    This works are fine and resemble the “Web 2.0″ style.

  • Internet Marketing Dorset, January 28, 2009

    Some of these are literally out of this world! I also play with lighting in my web designs because subtle changes – especially in website headers can make all the difference.

    Thanks for the inspiring list!

  • eapprentice, February 2, 2009

    I should be good to see more good images like that but with 3d inspiration.

    • Vandelay Design, February 2, 2009

      eapprentice,
      Thanks for the suggestion. That might be possible.

  • tanicos, February 3, 2009

    amazing images…it’s a pitty we don’t get tutorials on how to build them..at least a few would be awesome to know how to create them.

  • Melaleuca Frank VanderSloot, February 4, 2009

    All the comic character are so attractive because of only light. Nothing else.

  • Web design company, February 5, 2009

    Beautiful art gallery in future i follow your article it help me for designing thanks you.

  • Danilo DaVinci, February 7, 2009

    This is simply out of this world.
    Humankind is prograssing so fast!

  • Manas, March 7, 2009

    It is simply inspirational.

  • Manas, March 7, 2009

    It will be more inspiration if provided with detailed tut link to the images

  • Thomas, March 10, 2009

    i love all the work, wonderful inspiration !

  • Mandy | Print n Ink, July 20, 2009

    Wow these are just fantastic, its amazing what one can do with the lightning effect it changes the whole look of a picture and its design, I can’t say that there is one that I don’t like or that doesn’t catch ones eye.

  • Canvas Art, November 17, 2009

    Absolutely amazing……

  • dan, March 3, 2010

    am i the only one to think most of these are bloody kitschy?
    well. :)

  • Claire, March 6, 2010

    Seems to be an error on this page, I cannot see any of the images?

  • Vandelay Website Design, March 6, 2010

    Claire,
    They’re loading now, so it may have been a temporary problem.

  • Ayesha, January 5, 2011

    what a great list of images but we need there tutorial

  • Sarah, March 1, 2011

    They all look absolutely stunning, thanks for posting this!

  • Umer, June 8, 2011

    nice and hard work.. keep it up.. and thanks for this post…