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  • Outer Glow Effect

  • David Stevely

    May 31, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    I want to create a shape (just a square), add an outer glow then remove the shape fill (and stroke) but keep only the outer glow. When I lower the opacity of my rectangle fill it lowers the outer glow as well. Is there a way around this? I tried creating an alpha matte layer but didn’t have much luck. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

  • Andy Kiernan

    May 31, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    maybe, add a glow (or blur, or whatever you want to use to create the glow) then add calculations effect and set to silhouette alpha and second layer opacity to 100%.

  • Adam Greenberg

    June 1, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    if you are using layer styles for the outer glow, then the layer styles allwos for a 0% fill, ( see pic ) but if you want to use effects, I think duplicating the layer and putting it in silhouette is a quick fix. ( you could also parent it in case you change position or size afterwards )

  • David Stevely

    June 1, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you. Advanced blending! That’s what I missed.

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