How to Design a Light Effect in Photoshop

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Hi lads! Today we are going to discuss about how to create a light effect in Photoshop

So in this I will show you how to create a super cool text light effect mixing some photos to give more realism. The cool thing about this effect is that the whole process is very simple and quite easy.

And the above image will be the final outcome of what we create.

The links for the resources for the tutorial are mentioned below for educational purposes.

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Resources

Step 01

  • Open Photoshop and make a new Document of A4 Size and save it as Light effects.psd. Fill the background with black.
creating_new_document (click to zoom image)

creating_new_document (click to zoom image)

Step 02

  • Now open the light bulb stock photography (check the “Resources” section at the beginning of the tutorial) and place it inside of the document.
  • Then make the filament area bit big and fitted around the document.
insert the bulb (click to zoom image)

insert the bulb (click to zoom image)

Step 03

  • Now as for the next step we will duplicate the bulb layer and change the color mode in to black and white and blend it in to multiply.
  • After that we will add a new layer of brightness, contrast and make the image more contrastive.
adjusting the brightness and contrast (click to zoom image)

adjusting the brightness and contrast (click to zoom image)

Step 04

  • We will add a color layer of yellow the code is #f8db19 and the blending mode will be color.
adding the color adjustment layer (click to zoom image)

adding the color adjustment layer (click to zoom image)

Step 05

  • Now take a small blur brush and select the white color.
  • Then add a new layer and start drawing top of the filament area like if the light is glowing out of the filament. 
adding the brightness to filament area 01 (click to zoom image)

adding the brightness to filament area 01 (click to zoom image)

adding the brightness to filament area 02 (click to zoom image)

adding the brightness to filament area 02 (click to zoom image)

Step 06

  • Now we will take a bit bigger blur brush and start erasing around the bulb area, the final result will be like the below image.
erasing around the bulb area (click to zoom image)

erasing around the bulb area (click to zoom image)

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