30 Photoshop Tutorials for Amazing Lighting Effects

Lighting effects can drastically change a design and give it an element that catches attention. Photoshop makes it possible to create impressive lighting effects in a variety of different ways, and in this post we’ll feature 30 tutorials that show how it can be done. If you’re looking to improve your Photoshop skills in this area you’re sure to find something of use here.

The Revolution Artwork by Aoiro Studio

The Revolution Artwork by Aoiro Studio

Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Bicker with Light Effects in Photoshop

Bicker with Light Effects in Photoshop

Make a Meteoric Composition with Stellar Light Effects

Make a Meteoric Composition with Stellar Light Effects

Use Custom Brushes in Photoshop to Create Energy and Light Effects

Use Custom Brushes in Photoshop to Create Energy and Light Effects

Combine Renders and Light Effects for Awesome Results

Combine Renders and Light Effects for Awesome Results

Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

Add Brilliant Light Effects to Your Work with Photoshop

Add Brilliant Light Effects to Your Work with Photoshop

Create an Astonishing Nightclub Themed 3D Typography

Create an Astonishing Nightclub Themed 3D Typography

Create a Magical Four Piece Stardust Composition

Create a Magical Four Piece Stardust Composition

Create a Stunning Product Shot Using Professional Lighting Effects

Create a Stunning Product Shot Using Professional Lighting Effects

Show Me the Light

Show Me the Light

Create a Cosmic XBOX with Custom Brushes

Create a Cosmic XBOX with Custom Brushes

Create an Electrifying Light Guitar

Create an Electrifying Light Guitar

Create a Futuristic Photo Illustration with Photoshop

Create a Futuristic Photo Illustration with Photoshop

Give Your Art that Cosmic Look

Give Your Art that Cosmic Look

Create a Gorgeous Light Effect Using Photoshop

Create a Gorgeous Light Effect Using Photoshop

How to Make a Vibrant Cosmic Light Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Vibrant Cosmic Light Effect in Photoshop

Create a Grungy Scene with Colorful Lights in Photoshop

Create a Grungy Scene with Colorful Lights in Photoshop

Create a Scene with Retrofuturistic-Inspired Light Effects

Create a Scene with Retrofuturistic-Inspired Light Effects

Create an Electrifyingly Icy Composition in Photoshop

Create an Electrifyingly Icy Composition in Photoshop

Master Stylish Lighting Effects

Master Stylish Lighting Effects

Design a Beautiful Cosmic Space Scene in Photoshop

Design a Beautiful Cosmic Space Scene in Photoshop

The Cosmos: Create a Spiral Galaxy

The Cosmos: Create a Spiral Galaxy

The Cosmos: Create a Supernova and a Ringed Planet in Photoshop

The Cosmos: Create a Supernova and a Ringed Planet in Photoshop

The Cosmos: Create a Red Giant Star in Photoshop

The Cosmos: Create a Red Giant Star in Photoshop

Making a Color Wizard in Photoshop

Making a Color Wizard in Photoshop

Create a Speeding Car Scene with Light Effects in Photoshop

Create a Speeding Car Scene with Light Effects in Photoshop

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  • Tom Ross, March 21, 2011

    Thanks for featuring so many tutorials from PSDFAN! Lighting effects seem to be one of the most enduring aspects of Photoshop design, they just never go out of fashion because they look so damn cool! :)

  • Cristy, March 21, 2011

    I think I’ve fallen in love with some designs :))

  • Vandelay Website Design, March 21, 2011

    No problem Tom. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  • emeka peters, March 21, 2011

    Thanks for these tutorials. They are wonderful indeed. Am glad you share them.

  • Cgbaran, March 21, 2011

    Thanks for featuring my two tutorials

  • Andy @ FirstFound, March 21, 2011

    The bike one is awesome.

  • TheKoolDtos, March 21, 2011

    Yeah, I’m looking to improve my skills in respect.

    Thanks for the inspirational examples.

  • EL, March 22, 2011

    Very useful tutorials, thank you

  • Fazreen, March 23, 2011

    Show me the light is awesome! Thanks for the useful list of photoshop tutorials

  • Leukocyt, March 23, 2011

    Would like to add one more (my own, so it might not be all that well written :) ) http://blog.leukocyt.com/the-pen-tutorial/. Perhaps somebody will find it useful.

  • Harry Underwood, March 24, 2011

    This would be especially useful for practice. I’m current in a class for Photoshop and other CS apps this semester, so practicing these tutorials alongside would better help with my imaging/image editing skills. Thanks!

    • Vandelay Website Design, March 24, 2011

      Harry,
      That’s great. I wish I would have taken more design-related classes (my degree is in business).

  • joomlaexpert, March 25, 2011

    Super incredible…I am getting to love photoshop.I would surely attend to this tutorial so I could create amazing pics like this.

  • Web Design East Yorkshire, March 28, 2011

    Nice tutorials, some of these could be be really useful, thanks for sharing!

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