Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a glow effect, part of Portrait Project: Changing a Background for Dramatic Effect.
…This is going to be a fun movie, because here we're going to look at how we can add…or create an outer glow edge effect to add a…little bit more drama, or visual interest, to this photograph.…Now, in the previous movie we spent time working on the mask, and…working on cleaning up the edge detail that we have on the mask.…Because we've done all that work, what we can do now is…simply select the layer, then jump straight to the Layer Effects icon…right here, or click on the Layer Effects icon, and jump to Outer Glow.…
So again, select a Layer, click on the Effects…icon and then choose the option for Outer Glow.…When you click on that, it will open up our Layer Style dialogue.…In this dialogue, we have a number of different effects that you can see here.…The one which we've decided to include, is Outer Glow.…And the only way that we're going to customize this, in this case,…is with the Size slider. This is all that we'll need to do.…If we drag this to the right you can see…how it now appears like the subject is really glowing.…
- Combining multiple exposures in one Photoshop file
- Selecting and removing the subject from the background
- Using masking to combine images together
- Improving color, details, and tone