Spotlight on You

Objective: The purpose of this short tutorial is to experiment with the Lightening tool in Photoshop.






  1. Open your photo
  2. Click FILTER/Render. Choose Lighting Effects
  3. The LightType should be Spotlight.
  4. Drag the spotlight into the right position. Practice changing angle and size. Make sure that the background is at least partially lit.
  5. Click OK.

Additional Practice

  1. For more experimenting, Choose FILE/Revert. Then go back into the Lighting menu and practice various Style choices such as:
    • Blue Omni, or
    • Tripple Down
  2. For extra lighting effects, try FILTER/Render. Choose Lens Flare