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Text Glow

e9d Text Effects Mar 21, 2006

1. Start with an existing image or just create a new image. I used 400 x 125 and filled the background with black for this tutorial. And I have added my text. And used white for text.

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2. Now duplicate the text layer 1 time, and rasterize the copy. Make sure you place the original text on the top like so.

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3. On the rasterized layer go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur and use these settings

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You should have something like this now

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4. Now on the text copy go to the blending options and use these settings. I selected white for the outer glow.

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And you are done. Here is my final result

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Here are a few other examples just by changing the color of the outer glow in the blending options

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Text Glow

   
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