How to Add Cool Special Effects to an Image in Photoshop

On this video tutorial by Aaron Nace from Phlearn looks at how to create an amazing sparkling special effect image using Adobe Photoshop.

This video tutorial is really cool, Nace starts with a very unique light painting image that he shot using some sparklers as well as a few other images that he is going to combine into the final image .

Nace starts by loading all of the files into Photoshop using: File>Scripts>Load Files into Stack. Then, press Shift + Click on all of the files and then open them at once. Once your images are loaded. If you want to download the specific files Nace is working on in this video you can do it from this link.The rest of the video is basically just playing with all the layers, rotating and blending them and the result is really spectacular and not very hard to do.

If you are into light painting – make sure you take a look at our light painting subsection here.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section (and you can find a lot more Phlearn videos on our special Phlearn subsection).

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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