40 Photoshop Tutorials for Lighting and Abstract Effects

This post was originally published a few years ago, and since that time many of the tutorials that were featured in the post are no longer online. So we’ve revamped the article with a fresh selection of tutorials, some old and some new, that should prove to be very helpful.

Photoshop gives designers the ability to create some amazing effects that can accomplish just about anything you can image. Lighting effects and abstract effects can be some of the most engaging and powerful effects created in Photoshop, and they’re also a lot of fun for designers. Fortunately, there are plenty of Photoshop experts who are willing to write detailed tutorials to show off the potential. Here is a look at some of the best tutorials for using various lighting and abstract effects. Follow a few of these tutorials to learn different techniques, and then put your creativity to work and find some ways to use lighting effects on your own.

Add Light Streaks to a Photo with Photoshop

Add Light Streaks to a Photo with Photoshop

Flaming Car in Photoshop

Flaming Car in Photoshop

The Revolution Artwork

The Revolution Artwork

Create Dynamic Lighting Using Custom Brushes in Photoshop

Create Dynamic Lighting Using Custom Brushes in Photoshop

Compositing Tutorial – Colors and Light Effects

Compositing Tutorial - Colors and Light Effects

Beautiful Lady with Flowing Light Effects

Burning Wishes – Abstract Photoshop Tutorial

Beautiful Lady with Flowing Light Effects

Sparkling Hot Girl in Photoshop

Sparkling Hot Girl in Photoshop

Fiery Photoshop Space Explosion Tutorial

Fiery Photoshop Space Explosion Tutorial

Really Cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

Really Cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

Electrifying Glow Album Art

Electrifying Glow Album Art

Mastering Light Effects

Mastering Light Effects

Luminescent Lines

Luminescent Lines

Creating Light Motion Trails & Glowing Sparks

Creating Light Motion Trails & Glowing Sparks

Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Create a Space Explosion from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Space Explosion from Scratch in Photoshop

Add a Sparkle Trail to a Photo with Photoshop

Add a Sparkle Trail to a Photo with Photoshop

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps

Seriously Cool Photoshop Explosion Effect

Seriously Cool Photoshop Explosion Effect

Advance Glow Effects

Advance Glow Effects

MSNBC Style Effect

MSNBC Style Effect

Super Fast – Speed Lighting Effect

Super Fast - Speed Lighting Effect

Fire Lines Photoshop Tutorial

Fire Lines Photoshop Tutorial

Dazzling Photoshop Smoke Unicorn Tutorial

Dazzling Photoshop Smoke Unicorn Tutorial

Creating Smoke

Creating Smoke

End of the World Photo Manipulation

End of the World Photo Manipulation

Design a Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait in Photoshop

Design a Coldplay/Apple Inspired Portrait in Photoshop

Magic Lighting Effect in Photoshop

Magic Lighting Effect in Photoshop

Classic Light Effect in Photoshop

Classic Light Effect in Photoshop

Old Signage in Photoshop 3D

Old Signage in Photoshop 3D

80s Christmas Artwork in Photoshop

80s Christmas Artwork in Photoshop

RAWZ Light Effects in Photoshop

RAWZ Light Effects in Photoshop

Light Effect Text Button

Light Effect Text Button

Create a Rocking Silhouette in Photoshop

Create a Rocking Silhouette in Photoshop

Using Custom Photoshop Brushes to Create an Immersive Lighting Effect

Using Custom Photoshop Brushes to Create an Immersive Lighting Effect

Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop

Create a Trendy Galactic Poster Design in Photoshop

Abstract Lighting Effects

Abstract Lighting Effects

Drawing an Abstract Lightbulb

Drawing an Abstract Lightbulb

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

Chroma Wallpapers

Chroma Wallpapers

 

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