How to Create Beams of Light and Lens Flare in Photoshop

This video tutorial by Aaron Nace from Phlearn takes a look at how you can create beams of light as well as a lens flare using Adobe Photoshop.

Feel free to use this technique although Nace does warn you that if the light in your image creating the lens flare is from the same direction as the camera – great chances are that it won’t work properly – so use it when the light is coming from the opposite side of the camera.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

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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