Make your photos shimmer, sparkle, glimmer, and glow! Follow along as we show you how create a realistic glow effect in Photoshop. Learn how to make any object glow, integrate a new light source into an environment, add floating fairy lights, and more.
We’re even including a custom Photoshop Brush and the completed PSD to help you along the way!
Glow effects are popular because they can transform an already beautiful photo into one full of magic and fantasy. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to to get creative with your images, then look no further.
MAKE ANY OBJECT GLOW
Glow Effects in Photoshop
Learn how to create an accurate selection of an object, make it glow, integrate the glow into the rest of the scene, create additional floating particle effects, and finish it all off with some beautiful color grading.
Paint with Light
Sounds cool right? Well, it is! We show you how to darken an image and then ‘paint’ with brighter lighting from the original to create an ultrarealistic effect. And if you want to learn even more about working with light and color, check out Advanced Lighting & Coloring in Photoshop!
Turn Any Object into a Light Source
Follow along with the beautiful sample photograph, and then try the effect on objects in your own images! The techniques we show are universal, and can be applied to nearly any object in nearly any image.
PAINT WITH LIGHT
Since we’re creating a light source, we’ll need to make the glow interact with the environment. Learn how to make light from a glowing object wrap around other people and objects in the scene.
Realistic Special Effects
Creating special effects can be fun, but it’s even better when the finished product looks like it was photographed in real life. We show you some professional techniques that will help you integrate your effects into a scene for a photorealistic result.
Blend Multiple Images
One of the easiest way to create convincing effects is by using other photographs to create them. We show you how to blend real light sources from other photos into an image, adding an extra level of realism to the effect.
Create Beautiful Lighting Effects
CREATE PARTICLE EFFECTS
Create Particle Effects
Fairy lights are a popular effect and can immediately give an image a surreal, fantastic feel. We show you how to create them using the included Photoshop Brush, as well as by blending light sources from other photos into the scene.
Photoshop Brush & PSD Included
Follow along with the sample images, our custom Sparkle Photoshop Brush, and the complete PSD file that you can use as a reference along the way.