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make this sign glow liken an electric sign

Sep 17, 2012, 18:21 (This post was last modified: Sep 17, 2012 18:22 by moltres_rider.)
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make this sign glow liken an electric sign
this white sign is a layer, how can I make this sign glow like it is an electric sign on at night???

also how can I make the night more realistic??? this was a daytime photo with the brightnesss and levels played around with...


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Sep 17, 2012, 19:51
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RE: make this sign glow liken an electric sign
(Sep 17, 2012 19:45)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Sep 17, 2012 18:21)moltres_rider Wrote:  this white sign is a layer, how can I make this sign glow like it is an electric sign on at night???

- duplicate image
- on top layer delete everything but the sign
- duplicate "sign layer"
- on the bottom "sign layer", apply a wide gaussian blur (about 100px for the image you show)
- put that blurred layer in "hard light" mode

umm, I hate to burst you bubble but it is NOT glowing!!! it looks EXACTLY the same!!!


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Sep 17, 2012, 20:15 (This post was last modified: Sep 17, 2012 20:35 by moltres_rider.)
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RE: make this sign glow liken an electric sign
(Sep 17, 2012 20:10)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Sep 17, 2012 19:51)moltres_rider Wrote:  
(Sep 17, 2012 19:45)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Sep 17, 2012 18:21)moltres_rider Wrote:  this white sign is a layer, how can I make this sign glow like it is an electric sign on at night???

- duplicate image
- on top layer delete everything but the sign
- duplicate "sign layer"
- on the bottom "sign layer", apply a wide gaussian blur (about 100px for the image you show)
- put that blurred layer in "hard light" mode

umm, I hate to burst you bubble but it is NOT glowing!!! it looks EXACTLY the same!!!
Works for me:



The "blur" step should create a glow around the sign. If you don't get anything, then either :

1) you have a selection on the sign: the pixels outside the selection (and therefore the sign) are unaffected by the blur. Remove the selection...
2) you cropped the layer with the sign: the blur won't extend past the layer boundaries and you won't get the glow. To widen the layer: "Layer/Layer to image size".

PS: to select the sign properly, use a Path (Path)

when I started the image I cut the sign out and replaced it back as new layer, would that have anything to do with it????

the wrong layer was set to 'hard light' but now another issue occurs!!! instead of glowing the image it fades the sign REAL BAD!!!!

I REDID IT LIKE 6 TIMES!!! IT'S JUST NOT WORKING!!! ONLY FADE HAPPENS!!!
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Sep 17, 2012, 20:40 (This post was last modified: Sep 17, 2012 20:43 by moltres_rider.)
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RE: make this sign glow liken an electric sign
(Sep 17, 2012 20:31)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Sep 17, 2012 20:15)moltres_rider Wrote:  when I started the image I cut the sign out and replaced it back as new layer, would that have anything to do with it????

Yes, that makes your sign layer just as big as the sign, so the blur doesn't extends outside.

(Sep 17, 2012 20:15)moltres_rider Wrote:  the wrong layer was set to 'hard light' but now another issue occurs!!! instead of glowing the image it fades the sign REAL BAD!!!!

Look like you left the top layer to "Hard light", too. Put it back to "Normal"

returning it back to 'normal' reverts the sign back to normal!!!

It's Just NOT working!!! even when using a path!!!
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Sep 17, 2012, 20:48
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RE: make this sign glow liken an electric sign
I tired 'both' layer to image sizes!!! I tried using a path to select the sign, I tried setting top lay as normal underlayer as 'hard light' NOTHING is working!!! I am frustrated as HELL!!!!!!!!
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