Photoshop Tips to Add Light Rays or Sun Beams to Your Images

Photoshop September 20th 2013 10:54 PM 7 Comments

Fun Photoshop tips make for a great weekend. Here is a way to use Gradients and custom tools in Photoshop to create a funky light ray effect in your images. Why not? Faux lens flare is so last season.

Have fun and play around with the layers. It is great as a subtle effect in a landscape or dramatic feature of a portrait. The tutorial is only around 6 minutes and done by German Digital Artist Calvin Hollywood. Forewarning: the quality of the video is great, but tends to be louder than average if you are on headphones.

Photoshop Tips to Add Light Rays/Sun Beams to Your Image

Final Image

© Calvin Hollywood

© Calvin Hollywood

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules



is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.


  1. JP Zajackowski

    It’s the German Bob Ross if Photoshop!
    Seriously though, awesome quick concept

  2. Agnes G

    This is absolutely amazing! Thanks for posting !

  3. Pati N

    This is awesome! Calvin is great too! Thanks for this:)

  4. Ryo Yagami

    Thanks for the tut. :)

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  6. Sam

    Very good tut, thanks a lot for that, it will help

  7. James Matthews

    Between Calvin Hollywood and Aaron @ Phlearn my Photoshop thirst is pretty well quenched :)

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