Creating spotlight effect with Photoshop
In this fairly simple tutorial we will learn how to create spotlight effect with adobe photoshop, and how to apply them to objects and backgrounds.
Okay first we need some nice background for this effect to work, I just made a simple dark blue gradients, because I like blue.
Now you can import an object if you want some spotlights hitting an object, I just found a logo I have made for a website redesign not so long ago.
Note: its quite important to use a dark background, as it makes the effect work better.
Now to apply a spotlight effect, you have to have a layer to apply it onto, so we need to merge the object and background layer into one layer to apply this spotlight effect.
So in the layers panel select the object layer and right click, now choose merge down, and you should only have one layer left.
Now finally we are ready to apply the spotlight effects, so go to filters -> render -> lights and effects, and give it settings as shown below.
To make more then one spotlights in the lights panel, hold down the ALT key and drag the light source to the other corner.
Now we can add some extra bling stars with a custom brush tool.