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    Render Glow Effect

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    I look forward to seeing this tutorial being put to use.

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    Re: Render Glow Effect

    This can be achieved alot easier and faster.

    Simply apply a Gausian Blur to the object, doesn't matter how much, although, the more you use, the better the glow, then go

    Edit --> Fade Gausian Blur, then set to Either Overlay, Soft Light, or Hard Light

    Then...

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    Your tutorial shortened to 3 steps.

    Also, you might want to work on making your tutorial text easier to read. The text is too small.

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    Re: Render Glow Effect

    I don't use Photoshop ace. But I do have to say that kinda shaves time off the process of the glow. btw the font size was only 10 I'm sure your eyes can handle it.

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    Re: Render Glow Effect

    there's nothing wrong with the font size, its the black outside stroke coupled with the dark background, and maybe a little bit with the size too.

    It could stand with a larger font and possibly a better font choice (Verdana is a good one, its a version of Arial that is designed for Screen use while Arial is for print use). 12 or 13 pt are good bets. When using text on dark backgrounds, usually black text with white strokes are good bets.

    That and my eye sight isn't perfect.

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    Re: Render Glow Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by anime_8000 View Post
    I don't use Photoshop ace. But I do have to say that kinda shaves time off the process of the glow. btw the font size was only 10 I'm sure your eyes can handle it.
    I would like to point, sorry my eye sight is almost perfect and the standard size for any text document is 12pt. Anything lower, if your using Mac or Windows won't look the way you want to. As Mac's fonts change, especially for websites (is studying web design so she should know this). So I would agree, change the text. Its impossible to see such big paragraphs of text in any font size smaller than 12. It just won't help anyone at all.

    Edit - Also for a glowing effect, you can smudge a duplicated layer, place it underneath the original and it should have the same effect as to the one Ace mentioned.
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    Re: Render Glow Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Sazzy View Post
    Edit - Also for a glowing effect, you can smudge a duplicated layer, place it underneath the original and it should have the same effect as to the one Ace mentioned.
    True, True, but you won't get the vibrant colors that would through my method.

    Why have something glowing when the colors of the object itself are dull?

    Of course, there's another way to do it if you're using photoshop: You can just set the Outerglow effect in the layers panel. You'd be amazed what a subtle Yellow can do...

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    Re: Render Glow Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67 View Post
    True, True, but you won't get the vibrant colors that would through my method.

    Why have something glowing when the colors of the object itself are dull?

    Of course, there's another way to do it if you're using photoshop: You can just set the Outerglow effect in the layers panel. You'd be amazed what a subtle Yellow can do...
    you can scatter the smudge tool, then it will still keep colours, if you really wanted to duplicate another layer of the image but set it as soft light at say 75% opacity, it will keep more of the colours too.
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    Re: Render Glow Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Sazzy View Post
    you can scatter the smudge tool, then it will still keep colours, if you really wanted to duplicate another layer of the image but set it as soft light at say 75% opacity, it will keep more of the colours too.
    If you duplicate the layer, then apply a Median Blur to the top layer, then set it to Overlay, soft light or hard light, you get good effects as well, but the "glow" isn't as good as what I suggested.

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