Photoshop Creations:
Glow & Light Painting

Learn how to create glow in your images and paint light from scratch using five unique tools and methods.


Glowing images are a personal favorite of mine and have become increasingly popular on the internet over the past few years.

If you've always wanted to learn how to create realistic light on your images then you're in the right place! In this course you'll learn how to create glow and light from scratch.

Before & after examples using methods from this course:




Curves & Color Balance

Using adjustment layers and masks, we'll shape the light, build our glow foundation, and create atmosphere & mood.


Create natural outer and inner glows using original methods from the early days of Photoshop.

Blend Modes

We'll take a look at 2 different blend modes and use each one in a unique way within the piece to create dynamic and realistic glow.

Gradient Map Painting

Your work will change forever with this technique! Learn how to add realistic glow lines and gradually build light from nothing.

Artificial Light Sources

We'll take a deep dive into ways that you can create glow using artificial light sources and take a look at my #1 recommended tool.

Natural Light

Learn to use the sun and moon in your favor to create dynamic & glowing scenes.


This is the image that we will be working from. You will receive all source images as well as the composited and finished PSD files.

Please note, we will not be compositing in this course. We will only be creating the glow on the piece below.

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Not a fan of jellyfish or this image? Don't worry, everything you will learn in this course can be applied to ANY photo (just scroll down to see what I mean!) You can also add whatever you want inside the bottle or in the background.

I encourage you to get creative!

Here is a sample of some of the images that I've made over the past year using the techniques that you will learn in this course.

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Plus learn the work flow and unique editing style that I use and get inside my head as we create something amazing together.

These Photoshop and painting skills will carry out to all other aspects of your work. Whether you're looking to create light from scratch, add more interest to your images, or even just work from a single photograph to make it more dynamic, this course will get you there!

When you enroll, you'll receive...

Lifetime access to all lessons broken into short and easy to follow videos so you can watch quickly and on the go from any device.

All source files, final PSD files, and additional premium stock images to work from.

Access to the private Facebook group to ask questions and get feedback on your work.

Ready to get started?
Let's create!

This course will be delivered in a series of videos that you will have lifetime access to. Pause, skip, or watch again and again - it's in your control!


  • Photoshop CC (Lessons will still work if you are on an older version of Photoshop but some tools may perform differently)
  • A computer (Photoshop for iPad doesn't have the options that you need for this course)
  • A working keyboard and mouse and/or tablet
  • Optional: Tablet and/or Astropad and Apple Pencil. NOT REQUIRED
  • Willingness to learn!


Course Price:


Hi! I'm Anna and I'll be your instructor!

I've been using Photoshop for over 15 years and have watched endless tutorials, taken countless online courses, and have worked hard to refine my craft and knowledge. The learning never ends and I would never want it to. The beauty of this program is that you will learn something new, every single day.

How am I Qualified?

  • I've been working as a professional photographer and designer for over 10 years and as a digital artist for the past 3 years.
  • 15 years of experience using Photoshop
  • Trained by top professionals
  • Teacher on Adobe Live
  • Worked with clients such as Adobe, Crocs, NASA, Audi, and more


Frequently Asked Questions

When does this course begin and end?

It begins now and never ends! You will have lifetime access to the course and the files and can watch the lessons over and over again.

Is my payment info secure?

Credit card safety is very important to me which is why you will be purchasing through Teachable or Paypal. Your credit card info never passes my eyes and is all secured within Teachable's encrypted payment system. Rest assured your information is 100% safe.

All other questions...

Direct them my way at [email protected]

I usually respond within 24-48 hours!

Why should I buy this course when I can just watch Youtube?

Your time is valuable! and yes, you can definitely spend time watching Youtube videos and piecing together information...

Or you can use this course as your one-stop-shop for all things glow and lighting. You'll be able to watch the course over and over, receive free updates, and have direct access to ask me questions. My students get first priority for feedback, extra help & special offers.

I have already put the time in to dig through lots of Youtube videos, books, and paid subscriptions so that you don't have to!

Most tutorials offer short tips and tricks verses an entire lesson plan. You'll also be able to interact with other students in the Facebook group, share your work, and get feedback and help. All things that you cannot get for free elsewhere!

What if I'm unhappy with the course?

I want you to be happy with what you are learning so we will figure out a way to make it right.
Due to the nature of this course, refunds are given up to 7 days after purchase date but only if the student has finished less than 20% of the course. You must send an email with a written explanation of why you are requesting a refund. Your refund request will be reviewed and responded to within 24-48 hours.