By using Photoshop lighting effects you can create a dynamic piece of artwork to brighten up, and make your image more interesting. I have compiled a long list of awesome tutorials to help walk you through how to create Photoshop lighting effects to your image.

46 Spectacular Photoshop Lighting Effects Tutorials

80s Christmas Artwork

A cool tutorial from abduzeedo.com that will show you how to do a creative Photoshop light effect out of an image inspired by the work of Arkuma to create a nice vintage effect at the same time.

80s Christmas Artwork Photoshop Lighting EffectAbstract Composition

An amazing tutorial from psdeluxe.com that will walk you through on how to create a really neat piece of art using a mixture of light effects among other elements.

Abstract Composition Photoshop Lighting Effect

Abstract Light Streaks Poster

A neat tutorial from adobetutorialz.com that will show you how to create a cool poster by adding light effects to go through the background of an image.

Abstract Light Streaks Photoshop Lighting Effect

Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects

A fantastic tutorial on creativefan.com that shows you how to create an awesome Photoshop lighting effect that will have your viewer take a second look.

Achieve Brilliant Photoshop Lighting Effects

Add a Sparkle Trail

A wonderful tutorial on how you can spruce up an image and make it more fun by using a simply sparkle photo effect from photoshopessentials.com.

Add a Sparkle Trail Photoshop Lighting Effect

Add Brilliant Light Effects

A really cool Photoshop lighting effects tutorial from designinstruct.com that will walk you through how to create a grungy light effect with easy techniques.

Add Brilliant Light Photoshop Lighting Effects

Add Light Streaks to a Photo With Photoshop

A great tutorial on photoshopessentials.com that will walk you through step by step on how to enhance a photograph by simply adding bright colorful streaks.

Add Light Streaks to a Photo with Photoshop

Amazing Coffee Photoshop Light Effect

An easy tutorial found on abduzeedo.com that will walk you through how to create a Photoshop lighting effect for a coffee mug.

Amazing Coffee Photoshop Light Effect

Burning Wishes Abstract

A glamorous tutorial in text and video format on psd.box.com to walk you through step by step on how to create an abstract work of art for your photograph.

Burning Wishes Abstract Photoshop Lighting Effect

Chroma Wallpapers

A neat tutorial on webdesignerswall.com that will show you how to create a really cool background from scratch with beautiful Photoshop lighting effects.

Chroma Wallpapers Photoshop Lighting Effect

Classic Light Effect in Photoshop

A cool photo effect tutorial from abduzeedo.com that will show you how to create a bright text light in Photoshop.

Classic Light Effect in Photoshop

Cosmic Light Effects

An awesome tutorial seen on tutsplus.com that will walk you through how to create your own stunning cosmic lighting effect in Photoshop from any regular photo.

Cosmic Light Effects Photoshop

Create an Amazing Ad

A great tutorial from abduzeedo.com that will show you how to create a Photoshop lighting effect for a Nike logo to create a dynamic ad.

Create an Amazing Ad Photoshop Light Effect

Create Dynamic Lighting Using Custom Brushes in Photoshop

A neat tutorial on wegraphics.net that will walk you through step by step on how to create cool rays of light to go through an image to make it stand out.

Create Dynamic Photoshop Lighting Effect

Creating Energy Spheres in Photoshop

A cool tutorial found on developertutorials.com on how to create a Photoshop lighting effect to take a child’s imagination to a whole new level.

Creating Spheres in Photoshop Lighting Effect

Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

A cool tutorial found on photoshoptutorials.ws that will show you how to add special lighting effects to any photograph in Photoshop.

Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

Photoshop’s Displacement Filter Effect

Learn how to modify an image in Photoshop with their Displacement Filter by using a variety of shapes and Blending Modes, a great tutorial from creativebloq.com.

Displacement Filter Photoshop Lighting Effect

Dynamic Lighting Effect Using Custom Brushes

An amazing tutorial from adobetutorialz.com that will walk you through how to turn a regular image into a bursting with light and effects piece of art by using dynamic lighting and custom brushes.

Dynamic Lighting Effect Using Custom Brushes Photoshop Lighting Effect

Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

A really cool tutorial from abduzeedo.com on how to create an eclipse Photoshop lighting effect.

Eclipse Photoshop Lighting Effect

Electrifying Light Guitar

A creative tutorial from creativefan.com that will walk you through how to create an electrifying Photoshop lighting effect for a guitar by utilizing blending modes.

Electrifying Light Guitar Photoshop Lighting Effect

Electrifying Glow Album Art

A cool tutorial on pshero.com to walk your through step by step on how to create a glowing swirl around a person in an image to create a cool Photoshop lighting effect.

Electrifying Glow Album Art Photoshop Lighting Effect

End of the World Photo Manipulation Effect

A really cool tutorial from psd.tu-tutorial.com that will walk you through on how to create an amazing photo manipulation using lighting effects.

End of the World Photoshop Lighting Effects

Enhance Your Subjects with Striking Light Effects

An awesome tutorial from wegraphics.net that will show you how to create cool Photoshop lighting effect to turn any photo it in to a piece of art.

Enhance Your Subjects with Striking Photoshop Light Effects

Expressing Lighting Photoshop Effects

Learn how to create dynamic lighting effects in Photoshop by combining several different techniques from creativebloq.com.

Expressing Lighting Photoshop Effects

Fantasy Art Photoshop Effect

A mystical Photoshop lighting effect from loreleiwebdesign.com to walk you through step by step on creating a fantasy effect from an ordinary photo.

Fantasy Art Photoshop Lighting Effect

Fiery Space Explosion Tutorial

A really neat tutorial on design.tutsplus.com to show you how to create a space scene of two planets colliding with a fiery effect.

Fiery Space Explosion Photoshop Lighting Effect Tutorial

Fix and Enhance Colors

A fun tutorial from creativebloq.com to show you how to spice up a photo by using glows, color dodge, and lots of neons.

Fix and Enhance Colors PhotoShop Lighting Effects

Flaming Car in Photoshop

A cool Photoshop tutorial that will show you how to light a car on fire! Well only as an effect anyways. Check out this tutorial from abduzeedo.com to learn how to create a smoking hot car flaming effect.

Flaming Car Photoshop Lighting Effects Tutorial

Flying Girl

A great tutorial from abduzeedo.com that will show you how to create a cool Photoshop lighting effect with a burst in the middle of it.

Flying Girl Photoshop Light Effect

Futuristic Photo Illustration

An amazing lighting effect from psd.fanextra.com that will show you how to turn a photo of a dancer into an even more beautiful photo with a lighting effect in Photoshop.

Futuristic Photo Illustration Photoshop Lighting Effect

Galactic Poster Design

An amazing tutorial from blog.spoongraphics.co.uk will show you how to create your own very cool poster using lighting effects in Photoshop.

Galactic Poster Design Photoshop Lighting Effect

Glowing Superhero

A really creative tutorial from digitalartsonline.co.uk that will walk you through on how to create a cool light effect in Photoshop to truly transform your superhero.

Glowing Superhero Photoshop Lighting Effects

Immersive Lighting Effect

A cool Photoshop effect tutorial from wegraphics.net will show you how to create an immersive lighting effect by using Photoshop brushes.

Immersive Lighting Effect

Iron Man View Interface Effect

If you love Iron Man and Photoshop, this tutorial on abduzeedo.com is just right for you. Learn how to use light techniques and other elements to create an awesome Photoshop effect.

Iron Man View Interface Effect

Luminescent Lines

A great tutorial on psdlearning.com that will show you how to create your own photo of luminescent lines of light.

Luminescent Lines Photoshop Lighting EffectMaster Lighting Effects

Tutorial found on digitalartsonline.co.uk to show you how to create a beautiful lighting effect to enhance a photo even more.

Master Lighting Effects

Making of “Constant Slip”

A creative lighting effects tutorial found on tutsplus.com that will show you how to create a really cool effect for your photo.

Constant Slip Lighting Photoshop Effect

Portrait with Flashy Light Effects

A neat tutorial on photoshoptutorials.ws that will walk you through how to create a dynamic Photoshop light effect in Photoshop with ribbons of light streaks giving it that pop factor.

Portrait with Flashy Light Effects

RAWZ Light Effects

A great Photoshop light effect from abduzeedo.com that will walk you through how to create this stunning art.

RAWZ Photoshop Lighting Effect'

Recreate the Aurora Borealis

An amazing tutorial from 123rf.com to show you how to recreate a stunning night sky you can only dream of seeing in one of your photos.

Recreate the Aurora Borealis

Seriously Cool Photoshop Explosion Effect

Light explosion effects are always awesome to play with, this design.tutsplus.com tutorial will show you how to dress up a photo by simply adding light, glows, and other styles.

Seriously Cool Photoshop Explosion Effect

Simple Vibrant Light Effect

A great tutorial on blog.spoongraphics.co.uk that will show you how to create a simple, but cool lighting effect in Photoshop.

Simple Vibrant Light Effect

Space Explosion from Scratch

An awesome tutorial from design.tutsplus.com that will walk you through on how to create your very own space explosion from scratch.

Space Explosion from Scratch Photoshop Effect

Sparkling Hot Girl

A beautiful tutorial from abduzeedo.com that will show you how to add an amazing lighting effect to an image to enhance it even more.

Sparkling Hot Girl Photoshop Effect

Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects

A sweet tutorial on design.tutsplus.com that will show you how to spruce up a photo by adding a pretty lighting effect to it.

Super Slick Dusky Lighting Photoshop Effect

Using Lighting Effects to Make Photos Sparkle

Another great tutorial on digitalartsonline.co.uk that will help you create a stunning image of a woman to be dazzled with sparkles, pixie dust effects, light beams, splatter effects, and more.

Using Lighting Effects to Make Photos Sparkle

Notice how I did not specify Photoshop CS4, CS6, etc., that is because I do not want you to get discouraged using the tutorials. Most of the time the tutorials are using the same tools that have been available since CS3, CS4, etc. If you worry you do not have the tool, do what I do and browse the tutorial to make sure you have that feature available in your edition. Now have fun creating your own Photoshop light effects!

If you are interested in checking out more tutorials, read my post 20 Landscape Photoshop Effect Tutorials to access even more great resources!

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