Simple Lighting Effect in 3 steps using Photoshop CS5

In this article, I will show you how to add a simple lighting effect to focus on one point of the picture, using the ‘render filter’.

1. Open the image/photograph in Photoshop.


2. Go to the Filter menu > Render > Lighting Effects…

3. From the ‘Light Type’ drop-down, choose Omni. You can leave the other settings as they are, or experiment with them. In the Preview window on the left, a circular ring shows the exact area that will be lit up. You can pull or push the handlers to increase or reduce the area. With default settings, you will get this effect:


NOTE: You can add Directional or Spotlight effect through the same window.

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About the Author: Minal is a freelance web and graphics designer. She specializes in designing Logos, Stationery, Graphics and Icons as well as website templates using graphical tools like Photoshop, Illustrator and Expression Web. Twitter @saffronstroke

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