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malikai666
Choosing only effect layers?
on Jul 11, 2005 at 5:33:14 pm

is there a way to make an effect on a layer its own layer? say if I had a glow that was on a layer and I only wanted the glow on a seperate layer?


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Jeff Cochran
Re: Choosing only effect layers?
on Jul 12, 2005 at 3:32:02 am

I'm assuming you have and image and you've applied a layer effect - Glow- to it. Duplicate the layer, rasterize the layer (Do this by creating an empty layer and merge the two. Now you can make a selection out of the image and the glow - apple click (Mac) or Control click (PC) on the layer Icon. Now create another layer and fill the selection, you have a glow by itself.

Another way to do this if your working with a very dark or black image is to apply a "Screen" transfer mode to the layer (Layer pallette, top left of the pallette, pull down menu with "Normal" in it. Often Times I will take my image, fill it with black, add a glow or some other filter and use a transfer mode to loose the image and keep the effect. Try some of the other transfer modes. You can create some awesome effects

Good Luck

Jeff Cochran

http://www.jeffcochrandigitalartist.com/


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