20 Best Colorful Sparkle & Lighting Photo Effects for Photoshop

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.

Want to see these effects in action? We’ve tried a few out! Check out our examples below.

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To give you an idea of how easy it is to use these resources, here are two fun examples we’ve tried out!

Dreamy 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 Photo Effect

Here I used the action on this adorable Family Stock from Pixabay. Keep in mind that the bokeh effect will apply in the areas that you don’t color in. Check out the result below.

Sparkle Example 1

Lucent Photoshop Action

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 Action

Here I used the action on this awesome Chameleon Stock from Pixabay. After painting the areas where you want the effect, just wait a few moments to see it unfold. Check out my result below.

Sparkle example 2

Want to see more options? Check out the rest of these amazing resources below.

Soft Light Photoshop Action

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 Action

Sparkle Photoshop Action

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 Photoshop Action

Tesla CS3+ Photoshop Action

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 CS3 Photoshop Action

Gif Animated Solar Effect Photoshop Action

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 Action

Fury Photoshop Action

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 Action

Light Wall Photoshop Action

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 Photoshop Action

Grid Photoshop Action

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 Photoshop Action

Impulse CS4+ Photoshop Action

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 CS4 Photoshop Action

Teleport 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 Photoshop Action

Draw Stars Photoshop Action

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 Photoshop Action

Sparkler 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.

Sparkler Photoshop Action

Aurora Light Photoshop Actions

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 Light Photoshop Actions

Animated Lights Photoshop Action

Celebrate the holidays with this fun animated action. Easily light up any object, person, or poster with a string of lights featuring several colors. Use the yellow set for a more modern look, or go the multicolored route for some nice holiday flair. Just watch the animation!

Animated Lights Photoshop Action

Lightum – Light Effects Photoshop Action

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 - Light Effects Photoshop Action

Neo Glitter PS Action

One of the coolest trends buzzing around on social
media is neon paint. Photographers use it to create striking color
effects for their professional shots. Now you can create that bold look
too with this cool Photoshop action. Just upload your favorite photo to get started. A quick video tutorial is also
included for more help.

Neo Glitter Ps Action

Prism Photoshop Action

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 Action

Soft Focus Photoshop Action

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 Action

Fearless 2 Photoshop Action

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 Action

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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