Want to start or grow your photography business ?

But have no idea how...


Learn to find clients and make money with photography WITHOUT feeling frustrated so that you can step into your dream career.


Ready to grow your dream photography business?

Simple Way To Add Extra Light in Your Photos in Photoshop {Video Tutorial}


Are your photos missing that extra pop of light? ?Do you wonder how you could add extra light to your photos in Photoshop? Well, you are in the right place! Keep reading to see how you can add extra light to you photo very easily! Scroll down to the bottom to see the bonus video tutorial!


The photos in this post were all processed using the same technique to add extra light. The originals, while nice, were a little dark and just lacked that beautiful glow. ?If exposure is the issue with your photos , you can visit here to learn 3 easy ways to fix an underexposed photo.

Two sisters smile for the camera in this Ahwatukee children's portraitThree year old portrait taken at the park in Ahwatukee, AZ

Once your exposure is correct, now is the time to add in that extra light! This is what you’ll do:

  • Select a gradient



  • Choose the color you want your light to be

  • Select diamond

  • Move that colored diamond to where you’d like it to be

  • Reduce the opacity

For a more detailed explanation, just watch the short video at the top and I’ll explain it all step by step!

Having fun with sisters. Kids portraits in Phoenix and Scottsdale Add Extra Light To Your Photos In PhotoshopAdd Extra Light To Your Photos In Photoshop Photoshop tips for beginners

Related Tutorial: How To Add in Sun Rays


Hope that helps you add in extra light to your photos! If you do give it a try, I’d love to see your results! Make sure to tag, mention (@cozyclicks) or use the hash tag #cozyclicks over on Instagram so I can check out what you’ve created!


Is there a way you add in extra light? Let me know in the comments below!




How To Add in Extra Light to your photos using photoshop

Click here to subscribe
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • ChristinaAugust 3, 2015 - 8:40 pm

    Gorgeous work, and thank you so much for the tutorial! Your girls are adorable together.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherAugust 3, 2015 - 4:33 pm

    Gorgeous images! You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley EibanJuly 28, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    WOW! What beautiful images!!! Love the colors and processing on these!!! Come take photos of my daughter please!! you are SO talented!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieJuly 28, 2015 - 11:00 am

    How beautiful–the girls, the location, that pop of orange!ReplyCancel

  • MarianaJuly 27, 2015 - 8:52 am

    Thank you for the tutorial. The photos look stunning! 🙂ReplyCancel

More articles to help you!