How to Create Holographic Effects in Photoshop

Holographic Effects in Photoshop

Creating holographic effects in Photoshop can be fun, but if you can blend them with your business, this graphic design technique can bring profits. If you run a startup, you may notice that your customers often ask you to have a holographic effect on their marketing and branding stuff. For different usage in different digital marketing platforms and social media, you get holographic effect creation orders from new or old customers.

Though it is an easy graphic design task using Photoshop, if you don’t know how to create a holographic effect, it will be tough for you, and for this very reason, you may lose customers. So, we are here to share with you the technique of creating an iridescent effect. It is an easy 5-minute Photoshopping tutorial you can learn.

What is Hologram Effect?

In short, hologram effect is a visual phenomenon where an image is perceived to be three-dimensional. The most common hologram is the rainbow hologram. And it’s a type of embossed hologram that appears in color.

There are different methods of creating holograms in Photoshop, and you can create even more realistic effects by combining these below methods.

Making Holographic Foil Effect

1. Open Photoshop and create a blank canvas.

2. Get a color palette on the same canvas as a different layer.

Color Palate


3. Create a new layer under the color palette layer. Select Gradient fill color or adjustment layer.


Gradient Fill


4. Fill the layer with different gradient colors. Select the colors from the color palette you like. Look at the below image.


Fill gradient color


5. Take Liquify tool from Filter and convert your images into Smart Object. Drag the Liquify tool on the gradient layer and see the preview. Try to create your image like the below snapshot.


Liquify function


6. Open a texture image on the new layer and drag it under the gradient layer.




7. Keeping selected the gradient layer, go to the blending option. Select Color mode and click on it to have the final result.


Gradient and texture blending


Final Output

Final outcome

Create Holographic Gold Foil Effect

1. Open Photoshop and make a new canvas. Change the foreground and background color. Take a new layer. Then go to Filter option => Render => Clouds.


New canvas



Gold effect


2. Go to Filter => Noise => Add noise. Decrease the noise and select monographic to get a glittering holographic effect.


Glittering holographic effect


3. Go to Filter => Filter Galleries and select the Distort option. Click on the Glass effect and increase the distortion slide to the maximum, keep smoothness up to 3 as you need, and increase or decrease the scaling as you desire to generate the best glass effect. Follow the below snapshot.


Best glass effect


4. Now take a text layer and write something. Drag the text layer below the gradient layer. Then go to the Layer option and click on the Create Clipping Mask. Thus you can have a nice golden text-based holographic foil.


Final Output

Final output of Holographic Effects in Photoshop

So, isn’t it enough to know about creating holographic photos? If you go through the article and practice with that, you must be able to make holographic effects.

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