40 Photoshop Tutorials for Amazing Lighting Effects – Part Two

One of the most popular posts of 2008 on this blog was 40 Photoshop Tutorials for Lighting and Abstract Effects. Since it has been close to a year since that collection was put together, a number of excellent tutorials for working with lighting effects have been published. With this post I’d like to present the second edition of tutorials.

Flying Girl in Photoshop

Flying girl in Photoshop

How to Digitally Illustrate a Camera with Light Streaks

Light Streaks

The O Series Tutorial

The O Series

Creating Energy Spheres in Photoshop

Create energy spheres

Transform Your Doodles

Transform Your Doodles

Create a Magical Rainbow Color Flame in Photoshop

Colo Flame

Make Photos Sparkle

Make photos sparkle

Iron Man View Interface Effect in Photoshop

Iron Man View Interface

Photoshop and Illustrator Grid and Glows (update: this tutorial is no longer online)

Grid and glows

Add Another Dimension

Add another dimension

Create Cool Neon Effects

Create cool neon effects

Glow and Lighting Tutorial

Glow and lighting

Color Effects with Alpha Channel

Color effects with alphs channel

Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Lighting effects

Swirls Tutorial

Swirls Tutorial

How to Creat Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop

Brilliant light streaks in Photoshop

A Set of Glowing Rings

glowing rings

Fantasy Light Effects in Photoshop

Fantasy light effects

How to Create Intense Light Streaks in Photoshop

Intense light streaks

Surprisingly Easy Rainbow Light Painting Effect

Easy rainbow light painting

Light Effects

Lighting effects

Beautiful Fluffy Clouds in Photoshop

Fluffy clouds

Creating a Nuclear Explosion Effect

Nuclear explosion effect

Crazy Lighting in Photoshop Tutorial

Crazy lighting in Photoshop

Dreamy Mystical Photo Effect

Dreamy mystical photo effect

Electrifying Energy Beams

Electrifying energy beams

Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorial

Fantasy art

Create Simple Light Stripes

Create simple light stripes

Photoshop Light Beam

Light Beam

How to Create Light Beams with Photoshop

Light beams with Photoshop

Making Funny Disco Style Background

Disco style background

Light in the Forest Photo Effect

Light in the forest

Creepy Ghost in Photoshop and Cinema 4D

Creepy ghost in Photoshop

Create an Amazing Ad in Photoshop

Create an amazing ad in Photoshop

Surprise Behind the Curtain

Surprise behind the curtain

Light and Glow Effect in Photoshop

Light and glow effect

Starburst Photoshop Tutorial


Light Effect on a Model

Light effect on a model

Northern Lights

Northern lights

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  • Freegems, August 29, 2013

    Light and glow tutorial – really cool and simple trick, thanks for sharing! p.s. Try combining multiple layers

  • D Ainsworth, February 14, 2011

    Yay! It’s a whole list of Photoshop effects! I’ve been using Photoshop for 13 years now, but it’s my belief that no one can ever learn enough. Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ll be back for more!

  • imedialabs, August 4, 2010

    Holy cow! Really amazing source for photoshop techniques…

  • eddy, July 11, 2010

    i want more this type of abstract lightning effects,,,,,,,please suggest me site ,,,,,,,,,,,I will be thankful to you.THANKS

  • deepak, April 24, 2010

    Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Colour”s, I am Glad

  • PsdDude, April 12, 2010

    Lighting Effect Tutorials look very Cool ! You have really nice tutorials in this list!

  • Ralph Michael Garber, February 2, 2010

    I think this has limitless capabilities. Now I have to dive in.

  • chip tuning, January 2, 2010

    Very nice tutorial, wondreful effects.Great job, thanks for the sharing!

  • Orlando Web Design, November 29, 2009

    Awesome collection of Tuts!

  • guri, November 3, 2009

    am thankful to u that u helped to this awesome effects

  • Santa Clara divorce lawyer, October 29, 2009

    Awesome effect! Thanks for sharing such a great collection.

  • AKSHAY DUSANE, October 26, 2009

    all useful tutorials

  • Joaquin, October 24, 2009

    what”s the software name?

  • http://game4home.com, September 22, 2009

    nice effect

  • nazcar, July 21, 2009

    great collections of tutorials..

  • Dragster, June 10, 2009

    wow this site is crazy tutorials are great..thanks 4 the help learnt allot.

  • BAE, March 12, 2009

    Fantastic :-).

  • Vasali, February 27, 2009

    These dazzling effects :) Thanks

  • Business Unleashed, February 27, 2009

    These are truly beautiful graphics – some of the most wonderful I have ever seen. Well done!

  • Antti, February 1, 2009

    Perhaps the best list of light effects I have seen. Thanks for including my tutorial!

  • Jag, January 31, 2009

    Really amazing effects :)

  • Sally House, January 30, 2009

    These are simply amazing. great work

  • Web Design Wollongong, January 29, 2009

    How do you continually find such great art work … amazing! Well done

  • Hannah, January 28, 2009

    Im speechless… just the things i’ve been looking for.. thanks a million!

  • Leah, January 28, 2009

    wooooooow, this is a VERY good post. I like the sample images you have on here too. I was looking for a tutorial to teach me how to do this because I am making an album cover. I’m using a free version of photoshop which is an alternative (photoshop cost too much!)

  • Danny Outlaw, January 28, 2009

    These are all really cool. I must admit when I first saw these light streaks in designs I though they would just be another design fad.

    They seem to be holding strong as a design element though.

    It will be interesting to see where these go in the future.

  • moih60, January 27, 2009

    thanx for that amazing collection…u made gr8 work man

  • joyoge designers' bookmark, January 27, 2009

    very nice all effects thanks..

  • Valiik, January 27, 2009

    Very awesome post! Amazing tutorials. It’s crazy how many breathtaking tutorials abduzeedo puts out. Love their work. Thank you!

  • Tom Ross, January 27, 2009

    Good post, and many that I hadn’t seen before, but to be honest I was surprised to see not even one tutorial from PSDFAN. Keep up the great posts though!

  • acidcloud, January 27, 2009

    Holy wow! These are simply amazing! You’ve outdone yourself with another great post! Thank you!