Skip to content

Add Dynamic Light in Photoshop | TrickyPhotoshop

Hello guys I am Vaibhav and in this tutorial I am going to show you how to add dynamic light using Photoshop CS6. Last time I discussed about Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts that can Make your Life Easier. For this tutorial basically what I am going to do is to swap the sky and then I will use some filters. After that I will change the blending mode to achieve the desired look. I have written a whole tutorial on Swapping of Sky using Photoshop which is a recommended tutorial for landscape and travel photographers.

My final photo


The photo I’ll be working with which I found through Flickr.

initial 1

initial 2


In the first photo I am going to add lighting effect to the photo. To do this go to filter>render>lighting effects.


Change the preset from custom to spotlight. Increase the intensity to 100%. I have changed that to 98% and drag the hotspot to 100%. Leave other fields untouched.

As you can see that the glow comes from the left side so I will place my sun in the upper left which I am going to do in future steps.

Share this post

Send Us Your Photos And Requirements


No credit card or sign up required

Else, you can email us at

Need help to edit your photo?

We'll edit your photo

Choose your currency

You’ll be redirected to

Choose your currency below