On a new layer, create a black to white gradient, diagonally from the top left, to the bottom right.
Now invert the image. Cmd/Ctrl+I
You can start to see the lightning
Adjust levels to bring out the lightning, Cmd/Ctrl+L.
In the levels box: slide the black arrow to the right and the middle one to the right too, until it looks nice and clean
Now to add a bit of color:
Go to Hue/Saturation Cmd/Ctrl+U Click the colorize box and slide the Hue till you like the color.
Now to add it to your image:
Just place the lightning on a layer above your image and change the layer blending mode to “screen”. Here I duplicated the lightning layer 2x and rotated it a little.
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