Glow and Light photoshop effects are very popular now a day. You can sometimes see these effects on a posters or advertisements. There are some tutorials on the web where you can achieve different kinds of effects using photoshop. That’s why I have been collecting helpful tutorials and assorting them for t-shirt designs, buttons and badges , and a whole lot more.

Today, I present to you 50+ Ultimate Collection of Glow and Light Effect Tutorials in Photoshop. Learn the techniques on how to create these cool effects and be able apply them to your works.

2014 Update:

Learning is a never-ending process. With this, we have added more and more tutorials that can help you enhance your skills in Photoshop and designing. Scroll down and check them all out. Come, take a peek, and enjoy!

How to Create A Glowing Neon Girl in Photoshop

Throughout this tutorial, you will simply learn how to make some cool Glowing Effects in Photoshop.

Sparkling Hot Girl in Photoshop

This tutorial  will show you how to create a very nice images mixing photos with light effects and sparks.

Create a Glowing Effect Scene in Photoshop

Learn how to create a Glowing Effect Scene in Photoshop. This tutorial will teach you how to come up a cool glowing effects on your artworks.

Colorful Glowing Text Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will teach you how to create a good looking Colorful Glowing Text Effect in Photoshop.

Create A Glowing Extreme Wallpaper in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will create a complex glowing wallpaper using Photoshop. You will be using custom brushes, several blending modes, lightning techniques, and blurs.

How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop graphic design tutorial, you are going to create a magical glow effect coming from a box in Photoshop. This is a pretty simple effect that looks great and can easily be adapted for use in other ways.

How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn a simple technique for creating brilliant light streaks which can be used in different ways to add motion and brightness to your designs.

Create a Simple Vibrant Light Effect in Photoshop

An Adobe Photoshop tutorial to manipulate the images with various tools and techiques to produce a vibrant design made up of intense light streams effect.

Lighting Effects in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a lighting effect on a stock image in Photoshop.

Advanced Glow Effects

In this tutorial, you’re going to create some really sharp-looking glow effects using a combination of layer styles, the Pen Tool and Color Blending. The end effect is quite stunning.

Electrifying Energy Beams

Here’s a great effect that will bring some energy to your subject. You’ll be wrapping this singer’s arm with a glowing beam of light, adding sparkles, and adjusting the colors to make it all seem magical.

Fantasy light effects in Photoshop

Using Photoshop and Illustrator, This tutorial learn teach you how to create a fantasy scene using brushes and blur effects to their fullest.

Creating Energy Spheres in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an energy sphere in Photoshop using custom brush and some cool techniques.

Create a Glowing Light Painting Effect

This tutorial  will show you an easy, and very fast way, to create a light painting in Photoshop.

How to Create Intense Light Streaks in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an light stream effect in Photoshop.

Starburst Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a star burst in easy step in Photoshop.

Windows Vista Aurora Effect Photoshop Tutorial

If you’re a Windows Vista user, you’re probably familiar the eye catching graphics shown off on the box, and in some of their wallpapers/screensavers. This tutorial will show you how to create that effect yourself.

Magic lighting effect in photoshop

In this tutorial, you  will learn how to create a nice light and magic effect.

Expressive lighting effects

This tutorial will teach you how to create an expressive lighting effect.

Light Beam

In this tutorial, you wil learn how to create your own light beam effect in 12 steps.

Luminescent Lines

This tutorial will mainly explore the brush engine and you will also learn how to create custom brushes and use them effectively, combined with some interesting layer styles.

Green Glow Portfolio Layout

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a green layout.

Sexy Model with Glowing Bubbles Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create a Sexy Model with Glowing Bubbles Effect.

Blue Glow Layout Tutorial

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a blue, glowing, abstract web layout.

Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorial – Plasma in the Lake

A photoshop tutorial on how to create a fantasy art.

Glow and Lightning tutorial

In this tutorial, You will learn how to add glow and lightning effects to a photography.

Glow Tentacles in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to add a glowing tentacles on your photo

Creating light motion trails & glowing sparks

A technique often used in advertising these days, is these glowing lines. They look like light motion trails. If you ever wondered how to create these kind of lines, this tutorial will teach you how to do it.

Striking Text Effect Using Glows and Blends

This tutorial will show you how to create the image above using a combination of glows and blends in 7 steps.

Amazing Photoshop light effect in 10 Steps

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a magical and lighting effect on a glass.

Add Another Dimension

This tutorial will teach you to create stunning effects using glows, loads of Colour Dodge, and lots and lots of neon

Chroma Wallpapers

This tutorial explains how to create a energetic, vibrant, colorful wallpaper.

Really cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial  will show you how to create the Abduzeedo’s footer.

Make your image look awesome with a few light effects

Learn how to make your image look awesome with a few light effects.

Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a digital bokeh effect in Photoshop.

Mysterious Lighting Effect Tutorial for Photoshop

Here’s a nifty little lighting effect that you can create in Adobe Photoshop using the Lighting Effects filter. It’s a really simple way to give a flat graphic some flare.

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps

This Photoshop tutorial  will show you how to create a space scene with some nice Lighting Effects in 10 Steps.

Flying Girl in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will use some stock photos and mix them together to create a nice effect.

Lighting Effects in Photoshop

In this tutorial you’ll learn various techniques used by the professionals, including brushes, layer adjustments and layer modes.

Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects in Photoshop
dusky lighting photoshop tutorial
Transform your photos into a mesmerizing image by adding this cool lighting effect using Photoshop.

Create dynamic art using glows and lighting effects
dynamic photoshop tutorial glow light effects
This tutorial shows you how to turn an athlete to a sci-fi art with light and glow effects.

Create a Glowing 3D Text Effect
filter forge photoshop tutorial 3d text glowing
This tutorial will teach you how to make a glowing 3D text effect using Filter Forge and Photoshop.

Painterly Glow Effect With Smart Filters In Photoshop
glow effect tutorials smart filter
Learn to create a glow filter-like effect in Photoshop with this tuts.

Light Beam
light beam photoshop tutorial
This tutorial has the steps to help you make your own light beam.

Creepy Ghost in Photoshop and Cinema 4D
ghost photoshop tutorial
For Halloween season, learn how to make your own creepy ghost in Photoshop and Cinema 4D.

Color Effects with Alpha Channel
alpha channel tutorial photoshop
This tutorial teaches how to use alpha channel and add some color effects to your image.

magical rainbow color flame
rainbow flame photoshop tutorial
This tutorial is about creating a magical rainbow-colored flame in Photoshop.

lighting effects to make photos sparkle
lighting effect photoshop tutorial
This tutorial will turn your simple picture into a dazzling work of art.

Create cool neon effects
neon effect photoshop tutorials
This is a step-by-step tutorial in creating a neon effect with just simple Photoshop tools.

Futuristic Photo Illustration
photo illustration photoshop
Get to know how to give a futuristic effect through various Photoshop techniques.

Digitally Illustrate a Camera with Light Streaks
light streaks photoshop tutorials
Create a cool digital illustration with light streaks that will definitely give a kick to your design.

Constant Slip
slip photoshop tutorials
This is another advanced tutorial with the use of light effects in Photoshop.

photoshop tutorial guitar light effect
This is the way to get one of the most awesome electric guitars.

Vibrant Blackberry Inspired Ad
blackberry effect photoshop tutorials
Learn how to make these bright and vibrant lighting effects in Photoshop.

Ronald Bien

About the author: A Graphic Designer and the founder of Naldz Graphics. He launched Naldz Graphics to help the Design Community in providing quality design resources and tutorials.


  1. a great most wanted light effect collection bro
    thanks for the share

  2. very nice list of lighting effect tutorials in photo shop…

    thanks man… 🙂

  3. Id like very much your tuts collection, thanks for sharing with us!

  4. Thanks for this great collection. I was searching yesterday for idea about lightening for a new site web, you give it to me today, thanks 😉

  5. Wow, what an extensive list, great collection.

    I made a time lapse video of a post i made, it also has light effect, but its not as awesome as some of the images on this list.


  6. Nice lighting effects! Flashing and emotional!

    Definitely a good thing to add do one’s website design!

  7. There are some great tutorials in here. A few I have seen and read over before.

    Though there are a few in here I don’t think are so great.

    But great collection you got here.

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  9. these are great tutorials. even tho i got like half of them downloaded as a pdf file on my computer..thinking about having a site with all my pdf tutorials i downloaded thru out my learning journy of photoshop

  10. I love this post.. Really important for my job. A great stuff! Thanks!!!

  11. There is so much that one can learn from this post.

    Thanks from all

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  13. Excellent Tutorials & effects.
    Its really helpful for me.
    Thanks for sharing..

  14. It’s great collections! and Its really helpful for the designers

    thanks Ronald

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    omg omg omg thx soooo much!
    i’ll do my best to credit u when i complete my banner for a fan-forum i’m making :3
    It’s about Emil Chronicle Online X3

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  23. Thanks. I’ve been spending hours practicing how the text in my logo will glow using Photoshop. I think I still need to learn many tricks here.

  24. Wow ! i have been searching this for a long time !

    And i a designer who’s need a inspiration and you Give ME THIS !!


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