How To Make Sun Beams in Photoshop

On this video  photographer Glyn Dewis demonstrates how to add light rays to an image using Adobe Photoshop.

Having sunbeams in the image can make (and sometimes break) your image. On this video Dewis how to make sun beams appearing through the clouds very quickly and easily using a gradient, layer mask and smart object.

We looked at other techniques for creating light beams in Photoshop in the past – including Aaron Nace’s “How to Create Beams of Light and Lens Flare in Photoshop” and “How to Create Beams Of Light From Nothing In Photoshop“.

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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