How to Create a Speed Lightning Car Photo in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will combine many simple effects to create an attractive and cool result, to make a lighting speed car. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and try it with your own stock imagery. It’s basically some lighting effects with blurs and blend modes, but the effect is beautiful.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 50 Mins

Create a Speed Lightning Car Photo in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Line Tool
  • Brush Tool
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Eraser Tool
  • Elliptical Marquee Tool

Lets start to create our speed lightning car photo in photoshop.

Step 1

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

Create New Document

Step 2

First of all I am going to add the Car Image in adobe Photoshop.

Add Car Image

Select Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase the background of this car image layer.

Erase Unneeded Area

Step 3

Select Elliptical Marquee Tool and make a selection left wheel of the car.

Make a Left Wheel Selection

Go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur and set amount (20).

Applying Radial Blur

After set the radial amount we get this result.

Get Result

Step 4

Now again select the Elliptical Marquee Tool and make selection right wheel of the car.

Selection Create

Go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur and set amount (20).

Set Radial Blur on Right

After applying radial blur we get result.

Get This Result

Step 5

Now I am going to applying Layer Style or Blending Option on car image layer. Go to theĀ Blending Option and applying Inner Shadow.

Inner Shadow

After applying inner shadow we get new effect on car image layer.

Get New Effect

Step 6

Duplicate car image layer and apply the motion blur filter on duplicate car layer. Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and set distance (35).

Motion Blur

When we set motion blur filter we get cool effect on duplicate car image layer.

Get Cool Effect

Step 7

Select the duplicate car image layer, select Eraser Tool and erase the car wheels area.

Erase Wheel Area

Step 8

Now I am going to add the Lightning Image in adobe Photoshop.

Add the Lightning Image

Set downside this image to car image layer.

Set Downside

Now we are applying Motion Blur on this image. Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and set the Distance (25).

Motion Blur

After applying motion blur we get nice speedy effect on this lightning image layer.

Get Nice Speedy Effect