Saturday, February 7, 2009

Inner Glow Styles and Tutorial for PSE

Imagine my surprise when I went to Digifree today and my key was the first picture!  I would have preferred the actual preview image but I know that the program Maria uses sometimes does not pick up the preview image if there are several photos in the post.  I appreciate everyone who came to my site anyway and downloaded the key shapes even though they didn't have the real preview!
Recently a regular reader emailed me (hi Jake!) and asked how I obtained the dark, grungy edges on my Chocolate Cherry papers.  He has PSE and I thought there were inner glow styles for PSE so I opened it up and tried to create dark edge around a paper so I could explain to him how it is done.  However, I could only get the inner glows to work for lighter colors and not darker colors.  The reason for this is because the blend mode for each of the inner glows in PSE is set to "screen".  In CS3, I created some inner glows and set the blend mode for the glow to "normal" so that whatever color you choose for the glow will show up when you choose it. Of course there are other ways to create the same effect: You can make a selection of your element, feather the selection, and apply an inner stroke, then make a selection again, invert, and delete the outer portion of the stroke that bleeds off the edge of the element. (I think the styles method is much easier) If none of this makes sense to you that's okay.  I just thought that my PSE Users may like to create inner glows for their papers or elements, like Jake did, and would appreciate a style set and Tutorial.  You can choose any color for your glow and adjust the size however large or small you like, I explain this in the Tutorial.  The tutorial was written with PSE6 screen shots but I am pretty sure it will work the same way in PSE5 and 7.  Hopefully later today I will have another freebie for everyone.
InnerGlowTut_Preview
or HERE

28 comments:

Keyr said...

thanks...we all appreciate ur work and freebies !!

Ann said...

thanks so much.

Yvette said...

Thank you. I loved your "Cracked Paper Tutorial". I know I will like this on.

Sue said...

Thank you very much! I use PSE 6 and have wanted to know how to make things just like this! :)

ladybug said...

this will be used a lot thanks.

Charmed by Gorjuss said...

Thanks bunches!

Carolyn said...

Thanks Deb, can't wait to give this a try!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 08 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Sibylle said...

Wow, what a great style. Thank you so much!

Life Psalm; Pixel Punkin said...

Thanks!

Jody said...

I love your tutorials. I do use PS CS3 and even though your tuts are for PSE I try to work through them in PS. I have never been too successful with the inner glow. I am going to see if I can get that tip to work where you set the blend to normal so any color could be used.

Maybe you could do a tut just for PS! :)

Thanks so much

Meg (aka "DigiMeg") said...

This rocks!! Thank you!!

Kathy said...

You amaze me everyday with the new stuff you provide to those of us that use PSE. We love you! I use your styles all the time in my WordArt creations and I always give you credit. I'm espescially fond of a glitter style I snagged quite sometime ago.

Christine said...

Thank you SO much for taking the time to write these tutorials to show how things are done. They are much appreciated.

Magnolia said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

genie said...

Many thanks for these great styles and the tut. I use CS3 and have never managed to get them just how I want them - now I won't have to try any more. Love those keys also and am off to download them as well

Deanna said...

Thanks Deb! Looking forward to working with this.

Simone said...

Many many thanks for taking the time to create these tutorials.
and for sharing them. Hugs

kladle said...

Yeah, I think this will be so helpful! Thanks for sharing!

crlin said...

Thank you so much for sharing these great tutorials!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Deb, you are SO generous in giving and EVEN more so in your making things easier for PSE users!!!

You be ROCKIN' mamacita!

XOXO,
Linda :)

sdwrdt said...

thank you for taking care of those who are "clueless" about how to use our programs!

Shirley said...

I have been stuggling trying to figure out how to do this for my "paper piecing", thank you so much for the tutorial!

Magnolia said...

Thank you so much.

Penni said...

tysm for all your CU items especially this one I have been looking for this style for ages!
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Julander Family said...

I so wish I could be as cool as you!!!! You do some awesome stuff. I am a new designer, well I don't even think I could be called a designer yet, I'm a wanna be! But all your stuff is awesome and so helpful. Thanks for all the freebies and tutorials. you are the best!

Krisi and Adam said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

Connie said...

Thanks so much for the freebies and info!