Friday, April 9, 2010

How to add glow to text using PSE ?

1. Open a new file from File>New>blank File.

2. Double click the icon near the color swatch on left toolbar to change the default colors to Black and white.

3. Now select paint bucket and click on the canvas to paint it black.
4. Now select text tool and create a text layer on Canvas and add any text.

5. Control+click on the text layer created in Layers Palette to select the text.

6. From effects panel, select any Bevel effect suiting your needs and double click(you can try various bevel effects).
7. Now click on the small icon on right on this text layer from layers palette to open style settings dialog.

 8. Reduce the Bevel size under bevel checkbox. Make it smaller as per your need(you can try experimentiong with different effects).

9. Now Check the checkbox for "Glow".
10. Select Outer(You may select iner if you require).
11. Select the color of the glow matching your text color.
12. Now experiment with the size, distance and opacity sliders to get the glow as per your needs. You may also add some dropshadow matching your glow color to give enhanced effects.
13. Crop if required. Here is the text with the steps illustrated above.

Its that simple!


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