Glowing Lines Photoshop Tutorial

In this digital photography and Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to capture a photo using grids and gels on flashes to get the proper lighting. We will then go into the Adobe Photoshop software program and create the glowing lines and smokey cloud in front of the luminous face.

Push the play button on the video player below to start watching the tutorial – I recommend watching it in Full Screen so you can see the text when I am in Adobe Photoshop.

If you can’t see the video player below, you can watch it directly on YouTube (opens in new tab/window).


Glowing Lines next to person created inside of Photoshop

This is the newest image I’ve made with abstract glowing lines.



This was the first image I created that made use of geometric abstract glowing lines.


Hyper Reality

This image was made after the first one; my friend (the model) got the idea to make the original concept above more three-dimensional by taking the shot at an angle. We spent hours in Photoshop making the lines, perfecting the skin, removing harsh shadows, dodging and burning, and making the colors vivid. There is a before-and-after image here.


MonolithThis one wasn’t made with the pen tool to create lines, but instead the rectangular marquee tool was used to create two rectangles filled with white on two separate layers, then I deleted portions of the two rectangles and added a glow to match that of its environment (it was a really foggy morning). The original lighting source in the scene was deleted using layer masks.

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39 Responses to Glowing Lines Photoshop Tutorial

  1. ItsMeKat says:

    Very cool project. Loved the bricky, smokey look there at the end. The eye reflections is a great idea, thanks Evan I so appreciate your tutorials.

  2. The one thing I love about you is your so flipping intelligent and creative. I bought all the videos and I have never taken time to enjoy them, but you do amaze me in so many ways, May God always bless you Kathleen

  3. Ben says:

    Evan – Very cool affect brother. Any plans for updates from the E-book you made or new one?

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  6. Aggie Klepl says:

    I am new in business, taking a course at NY Institute of Photograohy. I would like to learn from you. Your art and talent fascinates me.

  7. Nipper Mac says:

    Awesome. Thanks Evan. Look forward to to the new one. Much appreciated.

  8. Marcin says:

    Nice work, your talent is showing with every new post.

  9. Mike says:

    I must say you are a step ahead. Evan Sharboneau “he’s a step ahead”. Would look good in lights.

  10. Raymond Dasoy says:

    Hello, Evan.

    Always enjoyed your tutorials., Always a delight to learn something new. Keep us hungry for new techniques. Best regards to all!

  11. Eliza says:

    Hey Evan,

    You’re like the awesome big brother who patiently and cleverly teaches you really cool stuff and makes it fun. Not only that, your photos are bigger than big brother cool. They’re incredible. Thanks for making it so easy to learn and for so generously sharing your skills and knowledge!

  12. I am always searching for quality posts & articles & this is what I found here, I hope you will be adding more. 🙂

  13. Great tutorial………

  14. Another tutorial that’s really helpful
    thanks for sharing

  15. Bali Driver says:

    Nice shared and that’s was great tutorial

  16. Great photography with photoshop lighting effect, very effective technique. Thanks sharing your technique with others.

  17. I’m seeking this type of tutorial from few days, get enjoyed awesome.

  18. was a cool trick, thanks for sharing .

  19. Nasrin says:

    Great! very creative and effective tutorial.

  20. Mr Karim says:

    I watching your tutorial properly and learning about glowing lines. I strongly believe it help me professional work. Thanks for brilliant tutorial.

  21. Cris says:

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  22. I have seen before many video tutorial about on photoshop but now i just want to say it’s perfect teaching. Really he has teach easily that how i can added a glow to match of environment. Thank you for helpful sharing

  23. Mamun says:

    Your tutorial are obviously informative & creative. Thanks for sharing such a nice info with us.

  24. starpixel says:

    it’s really impressive . thanks all behind this site.

  25. statbd says:

    The majority of the time step by step tutorial are very instructive for learning new information. I think your informative glowing lines tutorial helps people to attain very useful technique.

  26. Very ingenious, instructive and useful tutorial about Photoshop. Sooth to say, I learn lots of effective in mint condition technique about glowing lines. I thank you for sharing this information with us.

  27. Azima jannat says:

    i have got more necessary idea. this is a really good and more informative post. thank you so much

  28. Awesome. Thanks Evan. Look forward to to the new one. Nice

  29. thank you so much my friend i will share it with my other friend seriously this is wonderful and great info.

  30. This is a great post about glowing lines photoshop tutorial. Many many thanks for sharing with us.

  31. David White says:

    I want to learn more about this post.

  32. David Mike says:

    Fantastic post, Many many thanks for sharing with us. Your glowing lines photoshop tutorial just make my day.

  33. vector pond says:

    Awesome effects…

  34. That glowing lines effect is so fabulous. I am very glad I have visited your site. Learned something new today.

  35. ashiq Rahman says:

    Thanks for sharing such a informative and useful post. Learned a few techniques for myself.

  36. SimonDavies says:

    Thanks for sharing such a informative and useful post.

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