Another set of resources for your collection, this time something a little different to the norm. These six high-res shots of swirling light trails are free for you to download and include in your personal artworks and designs.

Glowing Light Streams

Glowing Light Streams

Glowing Light Streams

Glowing Light Streams

Glowing Light Streams

Glowing Light Streams

Bring them into Photoshop and change the blending mode to screen to render the black area transparent, you can also adjust the colours and intensity with the Hue and Saturation menu. Go experiment!

Check out a couple of images in my portfolio for some examples of my work created using a couple of these shots. I think they would look particularly good used in an advertisement for some kind of technology or telecommunications.

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  1. You will need; a dark room, a camera (with manual mode), a tripod and a torch (in this case an orange one!)

    Simply set up the camera on the tripod with a really long shutter speed, then stand in front of the lense and go crazy with the torch until the shutter closes again.

    Chris

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  2. Hey Isaac,

    You guessed it, they were created with a camera.
    There are also plenty of ways to create them digitally, which has the advantage of tailoring the same to how you want, but I think the real things have that added element you don’t find from Photoshop layer styles!

    Chris

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  3. Hello!
    Thanks for sharing this nice light streams images!
    I think i can use the images for some nice works!
    Thanks

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  4. Fun! I have made similar paths in illustrator (with outer glows) but i didnt get nearly as much variation in the thickness of the lines and such, maybe a different brush would do the trick!

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  5. Hey great blog dude u rock !!…

    Quick question I inputed the image (s) into photoshop and then went to Normal>screen but the image went completely blank

    So sorry –

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  6. Only just got here, but thank you Chris! For making all the other freebies available too :)

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