How to Applying Lighting and Shining Effect on Photo in Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you that how to applying lighting and shining effects to an image using Adobe Photoshop CS5 techniques. You can easily make this design on your picture to follow this useful tutorial’s techniques. So enjoy it and remember to share your opinions with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 40 Mins

Create a Shining Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Rectangle Tool

Lets start to create our shining effect in photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 700×1000 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

Set background color black #000000 then select Rectangle Tool from tool panel and create a rectangle with white color #ffffff.

Create New Document

Set Fill (0%) of this rectangle layer.

Set Fill of This Rectangle Layer

Go to the Blending Options and applying Stroke on this rectangle layer.

Go to Layer > Layer Styles > Stroke.

Stroke

After applying stroke we get nice result.

Get Nice Result

Step 3

Now I am going to add the Chinese Cute Girl picture in Photoshop.

Add Girl Image

Create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) select (20px) any soft round brush and paint girl face area with this color #8788c3.

Paint With Brush

Set Blend Mode to (Color) and Opacity (70%) of this brush layer.

Set Blend Mode and Opacity

After set blend mode and opacity we get nice effect on brush layer.

Get Nice Result

Step 4

Create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) select soft round brush and paint girl body area with this color #f02c34.

Paint With Red Color

Set Blend Mode to (Hue) of this brush layer.

Set Blend Mode to Hue

After set blend mode we get a new effect as like in picture below.

Get New Effect

Step 5

Create another new layer select soft round brush and paint girl legs area with this color #db9820.

Paint Bottom Area

Set Blend Mode to (Hard Mix) and Fill (30%) of this brush layer.

Set Blend Mode and Fill

After set blend mode we get a nice effect in preview.

Get Nice Effect

Step 6

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue Saturation.

Hue Saturation

After set hue saturation get this result.

Get Hue Saturation Result