/25 Brilliant Glow Effects

25 Brilliant Glow Effects

Glowing effects are getting used more and more now and they look awesome when done well, so I’ve compiled a list of the best tutorials showing you how to achieve these effects. All these Photoshop glow effect tutorials give you great results and a good explanation of how to get there. I’ve included 25 so it should keep you busy for a while anyway!

Glowing light trails

Create this awesome effect and learn a thing or two about the pen tool.

glow effects over picture of woman

Sparkling girl

Learn how to mix people with glowing effects in this great tutorial

sparkling girl with glow effect

Electrifying energy beams

Use Photoshop to create these energy beams that glow and sparkle.

Woman singing into mic with glowing swirl

Electrifying energy beams

Learn a quick and useful technique to make stuff glow

energy beams with glow

Advanced glow effect

Use a combination of layer styles and blending to give the glowing effect.

advanced glow

Luminescent lines

One of mine focusing on achieving the popular glowing lines effect.

luminescent lines

Simple glowing beams

A simple yet effective light effect in Photoshop.

glowing beams

Green glowing portfolio

Use the glowing effects in web design.

green glowing blog sample

Glowing light painting

Mimic the effect of a long exposure light painting in this tutorial.

glowing people in crosswalk

Glowing rings

Create tutorial on creating this amazing effect.

glowing rings

Colorful glowing text

Learn how to achieve this stylish glowing text effect

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Neon text

A simple technique that will allow you to create glowing neon text.

glowing neon text

Layered glowing text

Use multiple layers to get this lighting effect in Photoshop.

glowing PSD tuts text

Glowing sparks

Another simple yet useful technique to create glowing sparks.

glow sparks image

Blue glowing layout

This tutorial shows how to make a blue glowing web layout with a brilliant result.

bluish layout

Fantasy light effects

Learn some light effects that give the fantasy feel to an image.

woman with glowing rings

Glowing flower

Learn how to make this image from scratch using transparency effectively.

glowing flower

Glowing forest

This tutorial shows how to add some fantasy lighting effects to your photography.

forest with light trail

Magic glow effect

Create some really nice lighting effects by using text.

magic coming out of hat

Glowing website header

Learn how to create and use this glowing effect in a website.

lights stream blog header

Viva la Vida

Learn how to create the effect from the Apple ad which featuring Coldplay.

glowing man

Scanline text

Create this glowing scanline text effect in Photoshop.

scanline text

Surreal glowing planet

This one shows how to make a slightly less realistic planet that also glows.

glowing city on curve

Vista effect

Learn how to create the Windows Vista style background in Photoshop

vista effect