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chris bretttype glow query
by on Mar 27, 2014 at 3:34:41 pm

Hi -- trying to get a white glow behind some black type ie black tyoe is unaffected by white glow behind ( as found in PS ) ......

...... think I'm making hard work of this - currently using multiple white drop shadows with no distance and lots of blurring ....


----------- anyone know the easy way please ?


------------------------chris --


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Dave LaRondeRe: type glow query
by on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:11:40 pm

I use the drop shadow method a lot... but you have to futz with the white shadow's opacity, too. Are you doing that?

Or you could just use the glow effect, change the A/B colors both to white, and put the original on top.

Either one works well.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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chris brettRe: type glow query
by on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:27:24 pm

Hi Dave

-- thanks for speedy reply ---- much appreciated

------------- problem with the drop shadow method is client wants MASSIVE white ' glow' and it requires many multiple copies all maxed out which is clunky as have quite a bit of type do with this ..

--- will try other method and see if its more manageable --


-------------- all the best --

---------------------------------chris


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Dave LaRondeRe: type glow query
by on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:33:09 pm

Oh, it's not that tough.

Get ONE layer looking right, and go to its effect control window. Select all: now you have all the iterations of drop shadow. Copy.

Select the rest of the text layers that need the same glow. Paste. Boom. Done.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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chris brettRe: type glow query
by on Mar 27, 2014 at 8:37:19 pm

--- Hi Dave --

-- used the glow method and it worked just fine - will remember follow-up comments and check it out next time...

I guess as much as anything I was wondering if there is a text setting -- such as '' outline / ouline width / soften / etc '' .....


----- once again, many thanks --------chris ---


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Shay CarriereRe: type glow query
by on Mar 27, 2014 at 8:30:39 pm

Another option if your background is dark is to duplicate the text, make it white, add a fast blur and set the blending mode to add. Drop it underneath the original. With the fast blur you can get a pretty good spread and it renders pretty quick.



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chris brettRe: type glow query
by on Mar 27, 2014 at 8:40:44 pm

Hi Shay

-- thanks for this,sounds like a good one ..

- its easy to overlook the blending options.....


----------------------- -- cheers ----chris


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Kevin CampRe: type glow query
by on Mar 28, 2014 at 9:34:32 pm

i would think layer styles>outer glow would do well, it has settings fo both size (feather) and spread, which can really heavy it up.

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


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chris brettRe: type glow query
by on Mar 28, 2014 at 10:48:49 pm

Thanks Kevin -

- did not know about this -- will check it out tomorrow .

All the best

------------------- Chris ---

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