12 Top Quality Photoshop Light Effect Tutorials

Below are a few Photoshop light effect tutorials that have caught my eye while looking over the tutorial sites, for me these produce the best results while using brushes, blurs and other media such as textures to create a top quality effect.

Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape in Photoshop

Covers using filters with textures such as the twirl filter and warp filter with a Nebula star texture making for impressive results.

Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape in Photoshop

Create a Colorful Aged Poster With Special Lighting Effects

You’ll learn how to use texture and adjustment layers to create an aging effect on a colorful abstract poster design.

Create a Colorful Aged Poster With Special Lighting Effects

Create a Surreal Girl with a Raven Composition in Photoshop Tutorial

Loads of great tricks in this tutorial. If you want to take your creative composition skills to the next level, this Photoshop tutorial is perfect for you as it involves illustration, textures and Photoshop.

Create a Surreal Girl with a Raven Composition in Photoshop Tutorial

The Making of “Constant Slip”

This is more a process description of making this illustration, than a detailed step by step how to, but is very detailed and can lead to some very creative ways of achieving light effects.

The Making of Constant Slip

Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Using default brushes, blending options and a few stock images, you’ll learn step by step a variety of techniques that you can use in your own digital artworks to achieve professional results.

Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Add Brilliant Light Effects to Your Work with Photoshop

Several super easy techniques for incorporating remarkable light effects to your work using Photoshop. Including making your own set of abstract brushes and working with textures.

Add Brilliant Light Effects to Your Work with Photoshop

Create a Cosmic-Inspired Dreamy Scene in Photoshop

A demonstration of how to use stock photography, 3d elements, and various techniques to create a cosmic-inspired Photoshop master piece.

Create a Cosmic-Inspired Dreamy Scene in Photoshop

Create A Gorgeous Light Effect Using Photoshop

Using soft brushes and smoke textures allows you to create simple yet effective light effect all is explained.

Create A Gorgeous Light Effect Using Photoshop

Creating a Surreal Smoking Bird Composition in Photoshop

Making a monochromatic scene with the subject being a bird with smoke surrounding its body. Using a high contrast stock image combined with smoke brushes.

Creating a Surreal Smoking Bird Composition in Photoshop

How to enhance your subjects with striking light effects in Photoshop

A simple technique that can be used to enhance any kind of subject with stunning light effects. Using a particular selection tools, gradients and brushes to achieve the result.

How to enhance your subjects with striking light effects in Photoshop

MSNBC New Background Design in Photoshop

Plenty and blur effects and colours to create a simple vibrant background.

MSNBC New Background Design in Photoshop

Show me the light digital art tutorial

How to use stock images to make a beautiful digital artwork with nicely colored lights, All you need for this tutorial is the provided colors in Motion textures pack and a model.

Show me the light digital art tutorial

Comments

Have any favourite Photoshop light effect tutorials let us know in the comments, also if there are any that aren’t on the list that are awesome let us know in the comments or on Twitter thanks.



15 Awesome 3D Text Effect Tutorials

I like to think that this is a list of some of the more high quality 3D text effect tutorials out there, Some of these aren’t for the faint hearted as they use programs such as Xara and 3DS Max, then they are imported in to Photoshop to get the desired results.

While some are quite labour intensive there are some that can be quite easily achieved just by using Photoshop…see my selection below.

Colourful Exploding 3D Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D

Colourful Exploding 3D Text Effect

Glossy 3D Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop, Xara 3D6

Glossy 3D Text Effect

Retro Sci-fi 3D Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D

Retro Sci-fi 3D Text Effect

Realistic 3D Water Text effect

Programs used: Photoshop CS5

water text effect

Polished 3D Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop

Polished 3D Text Effect

Steam Punk 3D Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D

Steam Punk 3D Text Effect

Simple 3D Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop

Simple 3D Text Effect

3D Shattered Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop, Cinema 4D

3D Shattered Text EffectTypographic 3D Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop CS+, Cinema 4D

Typographic 3D Text Effect

Modern 3D Typography Poster

Programs used: Photoshop, Illustrator, 3DS Max

Modern 3D Typography Poster

3D Light Streak text Effect

Programs used: Illustrator

3D Light Streak text Effect

Retro 3D Arcade Text Effect

Programs used: Illustrator

Retro 3D Arcade Text Effect

3D Layered Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop

3D Layered Text Effect

Colourful 3D Text Composition

Programs used: Photoshop, Xara 3D6

Colourful 3D Text Composition

Warped 3D Text Effect

Programs used: Photoshop CS5

Warped 3D Text Effect

Comments…

Have you seen any great 3D Type tutorials out there? , which ones do you like the look of the most? let us know in the comments…



16 Great Photoshop Light Effect Tutorials

I’ve selected various Photoshop tutorials that I’m liking at the moment for light effects, some have quite cool techniques on how to achieve the end result that can be applied to a million different designs (try and experiment with them), check them out below.

You might also enjoy:

Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper

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Windows Vista Aurora Effect

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Design a Vibrant Blackberry Inspired Ad

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NoPattern “Jumper” Effect

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Mysterious Lighting Effect

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How to Create Brilliant Light Streaks

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Creating a Mac-Type Background

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Luminescent Lines

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Create a Glowing Light Painting Effect

glowing-light

Abstract Dust And Spray Effect

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Make a dreamy abstract background

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Digital Bokeh effect

bokeh-effect

Abstract Lines Background

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Abstract Light Rays

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Drawing an Abstract Lightbulb

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How to create 3D abstract circles

3d-abstract-circles

Comments

Do you have any favourite tutorials that you have seen for light effects?



11 Great Photoshop Photo Effects Tutorials

I’ve tried to collect a few photo effects tutorials that are very much centered around one subject rather than a complete photo manipulation. If you don’t like the finished product I’m sure you’ll find some cool techniques to do certain effects in these tutorials.

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Texture Lovers has some great free textures for use in your photo manipulations too.

How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits

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Dance Photo Manipulation

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Water Effect Photo Montage

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Create A Vibrant Image Using Photoshop

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Creating a Vector Composite Effect from a Photo

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Beautiful Lady Light Effects

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Create a Flaming Photo Manipulation

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Create a Sparkling Fantasy Photo Manipulation

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Electrifying Energy Beams

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Create dynamic distortion effects

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Disintegration Effect

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Use lighting Effects To Make Photos Sparkle

This one isnt really a tutorial beacuse it doesnt supply any of the assets to complete it, but i thought id ad it here to serve as inspiration.

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19 Awesome Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials

This is a collection of my favourite Photoshop text effects that look pretty sweet, I would recommend experimenting with these styles if your looking for some thing a little bit different.

Candy Coated Text

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Smooth Glass Type

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Slow Shutter Effect

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The Original slow shutter tut is unavailiable but some one kindly uploaded it…

Glassy Text Effect

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Text In Stitches

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Milk Typography Effect

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Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect

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Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

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Smoke Text Effect

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Papercraft Text Effect

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Creating the Sky Logo

sky-text-effect

Write a message in Sand

sand-text-effect

Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration

ornate-text-effect

3D Oasis Text Scene

oasis-text-effect

Gooey Text

gooey-text-effect

Funky Sticker Style Text

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Liquid Text Effect

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Metal Chrome Text

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Gold Text Effect

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Comments

Do you have any favourite effects, or have you seen some other text effect tutorials on the web that you like, please feel free to share them in the comments.