35 Photoshop Lighting Effects Tutorials For Abstract Design

Abstract Effect can serve as a vibrant desktop background, a mysterious web design header or they can be beautiful art pieces by themselves. Abstract Lighting is the most important element in the overall look and feel of the design.

You must have seen many examples where designers create and implement cool backgrounds in website design to impress clients and visitors. In this post you’ll find best Photoshop Lighting Effects Tutorials around web to master abstract and lighting effects to Create Cool Abstract Backgrounds.

Beautiful lady with flowing light effects

Beautiful lady with flowing light effects

Advanced Dave Hill Effect Photomanipulation Tutorial

Learn how to create an amazing lighting photomanipulation similar to that popular effect by photographer Dave Hill using some advanced layering and montage techniques in Photoshop. A two part video for advanced users.

Advanced Dave Hill Effect Photomanipulation Tutorial

Abstract Background of Colored Bars

In this tutorial, you will learn short but attractive way to create a graphic for backgrounds, wallpapers, greeting cards, designs, and all that other good stuff. You will learn a simple Photoshop trick that you can easily manipulate for your daily needs.

Abstract Background of Colored Bars

Show me the light – Digital Art Tutorial

Show me the light – Digital Art Tutorial

Planet, Star and Meteor Impact Creation in Photoshop

Planet, Star and Meteor Impact Creation in Photoshop

Flashing Design in Photoshop

Flashing Design in Photoshop by Mike Speero

Use lighting effects to make photos sparkle

In this tutorial, Photoshop maestro Pete Harrison — aka Aeiko — shows how to create a variety of light effects that can be applied to photography or illustration with equal impact.

Use lighting effects to make photos sparkle

Water & Light Splash Effect in PhotoShop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an abstract splash composition in Photoshop.

Water & Light Splash Effect in PhotoShop

Super Fast Speed Lighting Effect

Super Fast Speed Lighting Effect

Portal Scene with Powerful Lighting Effect

Portal Scene with Powerful Lighting Effect

Abstract Colorful Background with Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an abstract colorful background with bokeh effect using Photoshop’s drawing tools, blending modes, and lighting techniques.

Abstract Colorful Background with Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Create an Abstract Design with Patterns in Photoshop

Create an Abstract Design with Patterns in Photoshop

Abstract Starfield Background in Photoshop

In the tutorial you will learn how to mix different shapes, brushes and blending modes in Photoshop CS5 to create awesome space scene.

Abstract Starfield Background in Photoshop

Abstract Wallpaper In Photoshop and Illustrator

In this tutorial you will be creating abstract shapes using the Pen Tool and Shape Tools in Illustrator and then using those shapes to produce an abstract wallpaper in Photoshop using various color blending techniques, textures and transformation tools.

Abstract Wallpaper In Photoshop and Illustrator

Create an amazing nick Ad in Photoshop

Create an amazing nick Ad in Photoshop

Bright Abstract Diagonal Lines Background in Photoshop CS5

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to easily create a bright abstract diagonal lines background in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using gradients, brushes and Hue/Saturation adjustments.

Bright Abstract Diagonal Lines Background in Photoshop CS5

Colourful Swirl

This tutorial shows you how to create then combine multiple swirl effects to achieve the result below.

Colourful Swirl

Photoshop to add atmosphere to outdoor portraits

Photoshop to add atmosphere to outdoor portraits

Custom Shapes and Texture to add Extra Flavour to Your Design in Photoshop

Custom Shapes and Texture to add Extra Flavour

Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a digital bokeh effect in Photoshop. The process is very easy and we will be using the super powerful Brush Engine, one of the coolest things in Photoshop.

Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Really cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial with the beautiful outcome below is brought to you yet again by Fabio Sasso. It uses multiple techniques from other tutorials to create this piece that was once used as Abduzeedo’s footer.

Really cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop

Dramatic Lighting Photoshop Tutorial

The main objective for this manipulation tutorial is show you how to create a dramatic and artistic illumination effect. I’ll show you how to use the Brush tool and Dodge/Burn to paint shadows and change the lighting of the entire scene.

Dramatic Lighting Photoshop Tutorial

Light and Glow Effect In Photoshop

This Photoshop effect tutorial covers the creation of several different light and glow effects in Photoshop. The effects in outcome consist of smoke, light trails, sparkles, stars and bokeh effects. Luckily it’s pretty simple to create each of these effects in Photoshop.

Light and Glow Effect In Photoshop

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps

Space Lighting Effects in 10 Steps

Windows Vista Aurora Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Tutorials on re-creating certain popular and commonly used effects are always popular. This tutorial takes a good look at creating the Windows Vista aurora effect and walks you through step-by-step.

Windows Vista Aurora Effect Photoshop Tutorial

reate Intense Light Streaks in Photoshop

How to Create Intense Light Streaks in Photoshop

Vibrant Blackberry Inspired Ad in Photoshop

The Blackberry Loves U2 TV promo features some awesome, bright and vibrant lighting effects. Let’s take a look at recreating the style to produce a Blackberry inspired design of our own.

Design a Vibrant Blackberry Inspired Ad in Photoshop

Colorful Aged Poster With Special Lighting Effects-Photoshop Tutorial 

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use texture and adjustment layers to create an aging effect on a colorful abstract poster design.

Special Lighting Effects-Photoshop Tutorial

Dreamy Lighting Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial by Andrei Oprinca you will learn how to create a nice spotlight illumination on an image using the brush tool for a dreamy lighting effect.

Dreamy Lighting Portrait Effect in Photoshop

hopefully able to introduce you to some of the skills and techniques commonly used when creating such pieces of artwork and design elements. Enjoy!