Light Rays Photoshop Actions

  • Photoshop Action
    Light Rays
  • Compatibility
    Photoshop CS6 & Newer
  • Video
    Install & Tutorial Video
  • PDF
    Quick Install Guide
  • Add to


Light rays are visible as light shines through atmosphere like clouds or fog. Instantly create a light ray effect with this easy-to-use Photoshop Action!


  • 5 Sample Images
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Photoshop Action Install Video
  • 1 Light Ray Photoshop Action


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Realistic Light Rays in Just a Click

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Help Your Photos Shine

Our light ray Actions are designed to work on almost any photo where you can see a light source shining through through objects, dust, or atmosphere.

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How to Add Light Rays to your Photo

Looking for a way to add more drama and visual interest to your photos? Light rays and light effects can help! Our Photoshop Actions are designed to work on almost any photo where the sun (or any other large light source) is visible. Add realistic lens flare, light rays, haze, and more!

Learn to Install & Use

Watch the included video and learn to download, install, and use our Light Rays Photoshop Actions. Our Actions are easy to use and totally customizable, ready for you to use on your next big project!

Look for the Light

If you can see the light source in a photo, these Actions will work for you! Whether it’s the sun or a bright neon sign, if you can see the light source in frame, you can add some light rays to enhance the mood.

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Sunrise & Sunset

Light rays are more visible when the sun is lower in the sky. These Actions are perfect for any images where the sun is rising or setting. For maximum realism, try to avoid adding light rays to photos where the sun is high in the sky!

Through Trees, Clouds & Atmosphere

Light rays are caused by light being broken up as it shines between objects. Look for photos where light is shining through trees, clouds, buildings, dust, or fog–anything where you might see light rays in real life.

Change Color & Intensity

Whether you’re working with warm, red light from a summer sunset, or cool, blue light from a winter morning, our Light Ray Actions can be customized for any color and intensity you need.

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Save Time

Our Photoshop Actions are designed to help you save time while still giving you the ability to control how your images look. Get professional-level effects that can fit any photo in just a few clicks.

Ready for More?

Take your color and lighting effects even further with our PRO tutorial Advanced Lighting & Coloring in Photoshop. Learn how to create realistic lighting and beautiful color effects–from scratch.

Actions, Presets, LUTs & More

With a PHLEARN PRO subscription, you get unlimited access to our extensive library of Photoshop Actions, Lightroom Presets, and custom LUTs. Save time, add color and style, and create amazing effects!

Photoshop Actions

Photoshop Actions

Your download includes 1 exclusive light ray action to add light rays to any image.

Photoshop Action Includes:

  • PHLEARN Light Rays


  1. Marc La Pierre, Thank you—- Coola idea and it works great.

  2. I appreciate Phlearn adding these additional brushes and actions in response to the subscriber requests! I feel you guys went above and beyond what was asked! Thanks for listening and responding!


The actions included in this set are compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2019 & newer. All the included actions will work with JPG as well as RAW images.

Installation takes just a couple of minutes. Check out our Photoshop Actions Quick Installation Guide.

Photoshop Actions are a series of steps that have been recorded by their creator. This sequence of steps can then be reapplied at any time, which allows you to recreate the end result without having to go through each individual step every time. Think of them as short cuts.

A basic understanding of Photoshop is suggested. We designed the Photoshop Actions to be as simple as possible. After loading the Actions into Photoshop, simply double-click on the action to apply it to your photo.

PHLEARN Photoshop Actions are created by PHLEARN founder Aaron Nace.

Yes! Each of our Photoshop Actions creates a new group in your layers panel. Feel free to stack as many actions together as you please.

Due to the downloadable nature of this product, there are no refunds. All sales are final.

You may only use these products for personal or professional use. This license extends to the single, individual purchaser. This license does not extend to companies or partner- ships and may not be resold, loaned, and/or gifted to another individual and/or party. You may not share, loan or redistribute/sell or copy any of these files in any way. All Actions by PHLEARN are copyright protected.

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