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20+ Best Colorful Sparkle & Lighting Photo Effects for Photoshop

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Add beautiful lighting effects to your photos. Today we bring you an awesome collection of colorful and sparkly photo effects from Envato Market and Envato Elements.

Create magical lighting effects with simple Photoshop actions. Check out this list of premium resources below.

Colorful & Sparkly! Best Photo Lighting Effects for Photoshop

Nature creates some of the best lighting effects we'll ever see. But you know what else does? Photoshop actions. These simple tools create colorful lighting effects in short, easy steps.

Now amateur photographers, selfie lovers, and everyone in between can enjoy sparkly photo light effects to add to their albums. All you really need is a high-resolution photo and a simple Photoshop action to get started.

Then, add a little shine to a twinkling sunset. Or experiment with fun sparkly styles just for fun. Check out these incredible high-quality photo effects selected from Envato Elements and Envato Market.

Dreamy Sparkle Photo Effect

Create an inspiring collection of dreamy photos. This convenient Photoshop action allows you to select the area you want to apply the bokeh, before playing the quick effect. This entire pack includes six options to cover both landscape and portrait photos. Let's test it out!

Dreamy Sparkle Photo Effect

Lucent Photoshop Actions

Shine a bit of neon light on any photo for an instant 80s look! This cool Lucent action features well-organized layers that are easy to customize. Just follow the simple instructional guide to get started on fun neon-inspired images. Great for covers, prints, and posters!

Lucent Photoshop Actions

Soft Light Photoshop Actions

Professional cameras create soft bokeh effects that are simply gorgeous. Now you can add the same pro look to your work with this impressive soft light Photoshop action. Great for users with more advanced knowledge of Photoshop, this action is easy to install and ready to go. Try it out!

Soft Light Photoshop Actions

Sparkle Photo Effect

Surprise your friends and loved ones with cute, sparkly photos! This awesome Photoshop action is fun and super easy to use. It has been tried and tested on Photoshop versions CS3 and above, so make sure to use it with the most recent software. Get inspired with this sparkly Photoshop action!

Sparkle Photo Effect

Sparkler Photoshop Action

Create phenomenal sparkler photo light effects with this brilliant action from EliteGraphic. Easily turn transfer any shape, logo or text into a fantastic sparkler effect for Instagram and more. Get professional photo effects perfect for CS5 and above.

Sparkler Photoshop Action

Tesla Photoshop Action Photo Effects

Make jaw-dropping images with this insane Tesla-inspired Photoshop action. Created to mimic the look of Nikola Tesla's famous lighting experiments, this action includes five amazing color filters and so much more. Try it out on sports photos or any action shot!

Tesla Photoshop Action Photo Effects

Gif Animated Solar Effect Photoshop Actions

Harness the energy of the sun! Apply this epic Photoshop action to your pictures in a few easy steps. Simply open your image and create a new layer to mask out the areas where you want the effect. Then play the action to enjoy this fascinating result. Give it a go!

Gif Animated Solar Effect Photoshop Actions

Fury Photoshop Actions

Want a cool image for your profile or ad? Then check out this phenomenal Fury Photoshop action. Created to take your work to the next level, this Photoshop action transforms your images with fire and explosive backgrounds. Add it to any person or animal portrait for a cool effect!

Fury Photoshop Actions

Light Wall Photo Effects

Create rockstar images with this fun Photoshop action. Easily swap out the background for a bright wall of lights. Take the hassle out of doing the work yourself and follow a simple set of instructions to create fantastic effects. Great for posters and backgrounds too!

Light Wall Photo Effects

Grid Light Sparkle Photoshop Actions

Punch out of any image with this cool, pixel-based Photoshop action. Use a photo of any subject, object, or animal to create exciting light effects inspired by Sci-Fi. Design futuristic layouts and more in less time using one simple action. Try it out!

Grid Light Sparkle Photoshop Actions

Impulse Photoshop Actions

Design impressive Sci-Fi and fantasy images with this Impulse Photoshop action. Created for Photoshop versions CS4 and above, this epic action creates bold lightning effects you can't ignore. Add powerful lightning strikes to any person, object, or cyborg with this download.

Impulse Photoshop Actions

Teleport Photo Light Effect Photoshop Action

Teleport to another dimension! This wicked Photoshop action converts your favorite photos to incredible digital art. In a few short steps, this action applies a fragmented light effect with many color options. Choose your favorite color scheme to update your images!

Teleport Photo Light Effect Photoshop Action

Shimmer Photoshop Action

Make all your subjects shimmer with just a few simple clicks. This next set of Photoshop actions creates photo light effects with bokeh, sparkles and more. You can also combine it with the motion shimmer kit from sevenstyles for a wicked animation too!

Shimmer Photoshop Action

Draw Stars Glitter Photo Effects

Add a colorful trail of sparkling stars to any photo with this creative Photoshop action. Use it for a variety of purposes like updating profile pictures or editing your timeline. Create stunning images you'll always remember! Suitable for Photoshop versions CS5 and above.

Draw Stars Glitter Photo Effects

Light Sparkle Photoshop Actions

Create magic with your favorite family moments. This next actions makes a fun sparkle light effect that's easy to use and fun. Included is one action file along with everything you need to get started. Download the brushes and helpful guides for more info.

Light Sparkle Photoshop Actions

Neon Transform Photo Effects

Present your art as an awesome neon light! Drop it onto any brick wall or industrial background for any even better effect. This Photoshop action kit includes one action and readme file tested on versions CS5 and above. Check it out!

Neon Transform Photo Effects

Magic Bokeh Photoshop Actions

Glitter photo effects that use a combination of sparkles and bokeh can easily transform your photos with beauty and shine. So check out this next awesome Photoshop action from designer Ayashi. Just brush over the areas you need and play the action. Enjoy!

Magic Bokeh Photoshop Actions

Brightum - Soft Focus Photoshop Actions

Experiment with soft focus effects as well as incredible bokeh sparkles. This Photoshop action set includes 10 unique color presets and more for wild photo effects. Add them to your website, profile or social media graphics to show off these colorful light effects.

Brightum - Soft Focus Photoshop Actions

Sparkle Photo Effect Photoshop Action

Write fascinating lit-up text with this awesome action. Just paint over the areas where you want the effect, and then press play. Instantly you'll achieve an insane lighting effect you can apply to posters, images, or banners. You'll definitely want this amazing effect.

Sparkle Photo Effect Photoshop Action

Aurora Photo Light Effects

People travel all over the world to see the amazing Aurora lights. Now you can add stunning light shows to any landscape photography with this premium Photoshop action. Choose from 16 total Photoshop actions with gorgeous light leaks for a non-destructive effect.

Aurora Photo Light Effects

Lightum - Photo Light Effects Photoshop Actions

Playing with light effects can add a lot of energy to your photos. This Lightum Photoshop action is perfect for creating bursts of bokeh and colorful shine. This download includes 10 main color presets you can easily mix and match together. Test it out on cars, objects, or even logos!

Lightum - Photo Light Effects Photoshop Actions

StarDust Photoshop Action

We are incredible star dust beings. Now you can turn yourself into one with this super cool set of Photoshop actions. Featuring five total light effects, this pack allows you to simply fill your subject with color and play the action. Mix and match styles for more photo effects.

StarDust Photoshop Action

Glory Photoshop Action

Embrace the glory with this mind blowing Photoshop action. Add sparkles, light effects and so much more in the light direction you need for the best result. Choose from eight different light sparkle effects perfectly suited for posters, websites and ads.

Glory Photoshop Action

Light Effects Photoshop Brush Kit

While most of the photo effects on this list are actions, you can also create remarkable photo light effects with this Photoshop brush kit from GraphicMonkee. Download this professional pack to get three set of brushes for various lens flare, light ray and light leak effects.

Light Effects Photoshop Brush Kit

Energy Animation Photoshop Actions

Need a quick animation for Instagram or Twitter? Add incredible energy to your photography with this amazing energy Photoshop action. It comes with a helpful video tutorial to help you get started and works with Photoshop CC.

Energy Animation Photoshop Action

Prism Photoshop Actions

Design an electrifying prism with this Photoshop action. This creative asset lets you apply any type of geometric shape to your images for a mind-blowing light effect. Use it as a base for a fun party poster or just to jazz up any old logo. Give it a shot!

Prism Photoshop Actions

Soft Focus Photoshop Actions

You don't have to be a pro photographer to enjoy top-notch effects. This cool Photoshop action creates stunning images with bokeh and softly focused lighting. Easily customize it to your preferences by adding more bokeh or less light to your work. Check it out!

Soft Focus Photoshop Actions

Fearless 2 Photoshop Actions

Make any photo look like a dramatic action shot with this amazing download. Inside you'll get access to a high-quality Photoshop action, great for sports, music, or action-themed photos. Also included is a quick video tutorial to walk you through each step with ease. Test it out!

Fearless 2 Photoshop Actions

Show Us Your Sparkly Designs!

Tried any of these assets? Let us know! Tell us your favorite colorful and sparkly lighting effects in the comments.

Want to create these photo effects yourself? Follow these great lessons from our experts.

This has been a collection of premium resources perfect for the avid designer. For more Photoshop sparkly photo effects, check out Envato Market and Envato Elements, or enlist the help of our talented professionals at Envato Studio. Happy designing!

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