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20+ Super Professional Photoshop Light Effects Tutorials 20+ Photoshop Light Effects Tutorials to Light up Your Day After recently sharing with you 20+ Awesome Light Effect and Abstract Photoshop Brushes, today we’re going to present, 24 of the best Photoshop Light Effects Tutorials out there. This is a chance to put your learning into action, and to use all those great brush sets to achieve professional results! Create Powerball Effect for Movie Poster Create Energy Lines Around a Dancer Color Variations