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For the first installment of Photoshop for Designers, Nigel French shows how to create editable, non-destructive effects such as shadows, glows, and bevels with layer effects in Photoshop. The course covers the use of layer effects like Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, and Gradient Overlay, as well as how to combine effects with blending modes, transparency, and textures. With these techniques, designers can finesse type and graphics, control light, warp text, and extrude shapes, creating drama and adding depth to their compositions.
The Inner Glow layer effect has many of the same settings as Outer Glow with a couple of exceptions. So let's look at Inner Glow. It has the same blending color and blending mode, opacity. Just as with Outer Glow we can apply this either as a solid color or as a gradient. I'm just going to apply it as a solid color for now and we also have the Precise and Softer options. That's a Softer and that's more Precise.
I am going to leave it at Softer. What's different about this? Obviously, the effect is going inside the pixels of the layer rather than being spread outside it. But we also have this Choke which is the equivalent of the Spread option that we saw with Outer Glow and we can use this to determine how much of the effect is opaque and how much is transparent. Crank it up to the right and we're making more of it opaque. We are sharpening the edges of the effect.
In addition, we also have the Source. We can have the Inner Glow spread from the edge or from the center of the layout. Edge is the default setting. I'm going to change that now to Center and we get quite a different effect and then I can Choke that maybe. We could maybe use that to create some sort of interior shape of the layer itself. We saw in the previous movie how Range and Jitter work. So I won't go into those again. Those are the options that relate to Inner Glow.
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