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In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to how to create a glow effect on your image.
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Hey guys, this is Clayton Jenkins with yet another Photoshop tutorial, today we’ll be doing a tutorial demonstrating how to create a glow effect like you see right here using the Blending modes of Color Dodge, okay. I was requested to do this tutorial and that is just proof that you guys can request and I will go ahead and figure it out, anyways let’s just get started, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to create a new document called Tutorial Color Dodge below; I’ve set the width and height to the size of my screen size, so I can put this as my background if I want later. I’m going to go ahead and fill in the background with black because my canvass surrounding it is black; I always typically do it in our glow of 1 pixel just like to see what’s going on, I found this picture, this is the picture I use for a lot of things, if you could go, well, internet pirate it should just feed that first one. Let me go to Layer, New Layer, title this Pirate, see drinks, okay, I’m going to go ahead and select the Pirate Layer, make sure I’m selected on that Pirate Layer, I’m going to grab my Magic Wand Tool and select these headphones and we’re doing this in 2 parts because the glow is better if you do the small parts and the big parts separately, you’ll see what I mean later. So I’m going to go up and hit the Pirate C. Jenkins, edit, fill, my white is my background color, now I’ll go ahead and layer a New Layer, Pirate C Jenkins, Scholl, headphones, okay, so I’m going to go ahead and select the Pirate Layer and select the top part of his head, hold Shift and select the other parts of the skull, go to the Pirate C. Jenkins Scholl level, edit, fill, begin with the background and now if we get rid of that we should have just to Scholl like that. I don’t need this anymore but I’ll keep it just for the sake of the tutorial, now if the mode doesn’t want to give you color dodge, it disappears, that’s because color dodge doesn’t work well over black so I’m going to go ahead and fill this if I could really dark brown or something and see if that works better, now you open that brown folder, yeah, so that will work, okay so just make sure you don’t have a pure black behind your white object. So I’m going to go ahead and I’m going to hide the Scholl for a second, I’m going to go to filter, blur, Gaussian blur, okay, I’m going to, it’s up to you guys but as long as you just can kind of see what’s still going on then I may change that later, you just kind of have to play around it then I’m going to select my Scholl, filter, blur, Gaussian blur, okay. Now to make this easier, I’m just going to create a new folder and I’m going to title Color Dodge Effect and then I’m going to go ahead and change the folders Blending Mode to Color Dodge and then just drag this down in there and then I wonder maybe if I, maybe I should change this color a little bit, no, I think I just added too much blur. You can duplicate the layer if you want more glow like that, that looks pretty cool. And so you get the effects, you’ll just have to play for levels on the Gaussian blur to get the exact clarity that you’re looking for, this will work just for the sake of my tutorial, I’m going to go in there and type as my text layer, Clayton Jenkins, I’m going to go ahead and rasteurize that, you guys don’t know what that means, it basically means taking it from a vector to a, like just a picture, like now it ‘s not a text anymore, it’s a picture, okay, does that make sense? Like I can’t edit this, see, it won’t let me because it’s no longer like a Photoshop manipulative, files that makes sense some turn in make that, makes sense without, I mean it can make a whole video on the differences between those 2 things but if you make text with this tutorial you’re going to have to vector that or rasteurize your text. Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur, okay, and that works out, and if you’ll notice if I put it over the Scholl it has a very cool glow effect. So I’m going to duplicate this layer and let’s not center it a bit all well. And for the final effect I’m going to go Layer, New Layer, Tile this clouds, throw it on top of everything, okay, make sure that my foreground is black, I’m backing that background in colors white, go to filter, render clouds, okay, then just take a large soft brush and then just kind of go out it, I’m just going to make sure this sides and tops don’t have too much, okay. Now go to Color Dodge on that bonding layer and that should leave a pretty cool effect and if you again want to amplify the clouds a little bit that’s pretty cool looking. So that was my tutorial, I hope you guys liked it, I’ll go ahead and try this PST Working File on this side with some other ones that I completed, if this doesn’t make sense or you have any questions go ahead and put those down in the comment section, if you like this tutorials go ahead and hit the subscription button, I’m always there to confirm new subscribers, always looking for new ideas and peace out, good luck.