Outer Glow in Photoshop

Outer Glow in Photoshop is one of the Layer style attribute. Outer Glow is used to put glow to the outline of the Text.

Outer Glow Example in Photoshop

Let’s open the photoshop file with Text Layer as shown below. We will apply the Outer Glow on Text layer and will see the effect of outer glow on Text layer.

Outer Glow Example in Photoshop.PNG

To apply Outer glow, right click on the text layer and select Blending Options. Then select Outer glow in the Layer Style window as shown below.

Outer glow in Layer Style window.PNG

We have done the settings as shown below:

Outer glow settings.PNG

Below is the output of Outer Glow effect:

Effect of Outer glow in Photoshop.PNG

Contour:

Contour tells us how will be the outline of Outer Glow applied. The Outer Glow outline can further be changed with the use of property Contour.

Below are different Contour available to Outer Glow:

Contour option in Outer glow.PNG

Let’s see the effect of selecting different Contour. By default, 1st one is selected and is the basic contour. We have already seen this above.



Contour example-1:

Let’s select the Contour as shown below.

Contour settings for Outer glow example 1.PNG

Below is the output for above Contour.

Effect of Contour settings on Outer glow in Photoshop 1.PNG

Contour example-2:

Let’s select the Contour as shown below.

Contour settings for Outer glow example 2.PNG

Below is the output for above Contour.

Effect of Contour settings on Outer glow in Photoshop 2.PNG

Gradient

We can also put Gradient also as Outer Glow. Do the Gradient settings as below:

Gradient settings for Outer glow.PNG

Gradient color that appear here is combination of Foreground & Background color (i.e. brown and white here) as well as combination of Red, Green, Blue(RGB).

Set gradient for outer glow.PNG

Below is the output of Gradient Overlay:

Effect of Gradient settings for Outer glow.PNG





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