Add Light to Your Layouts Digitally
Holiday light can be as simple and beautiful as the still, soft glow of the moon on a winter's night. Re-create that peaceful look on your scrapbook layouts using Photoshop Elements 8 and the fonts of your choice. Give this simple digital light effect a try on a layout about your child sleeping and dreaming of Santa.
Holiday Lights by Tiffany Tillman as seen in the November/December 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes.
How to create a glowing title
1. Type title using Horizontal Type Tool. Go to Layers Palette menu; select Soft Light.
2. Click Layer > Layer Styles > Style Settings to open Layer Styles menu.
3. In Layer Styles menu, add small Drop Shadow. Add Outer Glow (size: 50, opacity: 20). Add Bevel (direction: up, size: 5).
Hint: Before adding your bevel, play around with your colors to match your Outer Glow to your background paper.
4. Click OK, and adjust Layer Style settings to your taste.
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