Photoshop is one of the best tools for designers to create most amazing and beautiful effects. We can see many photo manipulations and stunning artworks on internet and most of them are created with Photoshop.

Today in this tutorial, we are going to show you a cool and easy way to use the Special Lighting Effect in Photoshop. Learn the techniques on how to create this cool lighting effect.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

Fantastic Special Lighting Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Photoshop Tools

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

External Resource

Lets start to create our incredible special lighting effect in Photoshop

Step 1

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

Create New Document

Step 2

Add the Beautiful Background Picture in Photoshop to create our special lighting effect.

Add Image

Step 3

Now create new layer select any soft brush with 40px and draw some lines with this color #2b808e as like in picture below.

Create Brush Lines

 Step 4

Set the brush layer Blend Mode ( Color ).

Set Blend Mode

Step 5

Now select 15px small soft brush and make some spots with white color #ffffff as like in preview.

Small Dots

Step 6

Select the Rectangle Tool (U) and draw a rectangle on full canvas with this color #662d91.

Create New Rectangle

Step 7

Select 40px soft brush and draw some lines with this color #662d91.

Draw Brush Lines

Now set the Blend Mode (Color) of this rectangle layer.

Set Blend Mode Color

Step 8

Add an image of any body as like I am adding a hockey player image and erase the background this picture with Eraser Tool.

Add Image

Step 9

Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient and set this gradient setting.

Gradient Overlay

After applying gradient, we get a cool result.

After Applying Gradient

Step 10

Now set the Blend Mode (Liner Burn) of this gradient layer.

Set Blend Mode Liner Burn

Step 11

After set blend mode of the gradient layer we get incredible special effect in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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