Edit Glow in Photoshop CS6

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    To begin, we should have a document opened or created.
    There are other VisiHow videos on how to do that.
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    We ensure that we clicked the layer of the document that we want to edit.
    The layer will turn blue. In this tutorial, there is the top layer, which is a photograph. There is the "Background" layer, which is white. For example, if we have a photograph on top of another photograph, then the glow effect will be more effective.
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    We double-click the layer bar but not the title.
    Clicking the title will enable renaming.
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    Alternatively, we right-click the layer bar and select "Blending Options".
    This will bring up a new menu.
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    We click "Blending Options".
    There are glow options in the middle and at the bottom.
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    We click "Inner Glow" first.
    This will take us to the editing screen for "Inner Glow" where we can select a different mode, depending on what it is what we are going for or what style we need.
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    We select "Blend Mode".
    Selecting blend modes does not make much difference to the image. Depending on what we are editing, the blend mode may have quite a distinct outcome. We can experiment and refer to the preview at the right-hand side if we cannot tell the difference in the picture very well.
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    We can change "Opacity".
    We can do that by clicking or clicking and dragging the slider underneath. Alternatively, we can just change the number at the right-hand side.
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    The same for "Noise" as well.
    We click the slider to change the value. We'll see that we have some added noise on the right.
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    We can change the color by clicking the square.
    This will bring up "Color Picker". We are going for red, so that the change stands out more. We'll have some red in the picture.
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    First, we can select the fill option.
    There is a solid color, which is the default setting; or the gradient option. This will make quite a difference depending on what we are doing. We can click the gradient option to have more information about the gradient. There is another VisiHow video on that.
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    We can click "Technique" under "Elements" to select "Soft" or "Precise".
    It might make much difference depending on the style. It is recommended to have several photographs layered up.
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    We can select "Source" to be "Center" or "Edge".
    Let's set it to "Center".
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    We can change "Choke".
    We can do that by clicking and dragging the slider or typing the number.
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    We can change "Size".
    We can play around with this as well.
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    We can change "Quality" by clicking "Contour".
    Selecting a contour usually makes quite a difference because it is an overlay texture. We can go through and select what we prefer.
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    We can change "Range".
    We can do it by moving the slider and changing the number to the right.
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    We can change "Jitter".
    It is generally recommended to leave the last two options alone. However, it depends on you. It is always good to experiment.
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    We can click "Make Default".
    This will make the changes the default setting.
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    We can click "Reset to Default".
    We'll change everything to the default options, and we'll get rid of everything that we've just done.
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    We can click "OK" in the right corner to accept the changes.
    We'll be back to our canvas with the added effect.
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    We click "Outer Glow" before we click "OK".
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    We can change the same options.
    We can find "Multiply" or "Hard Light" in "Blend Mode". Selecting one will make a difference depending on what our image looks like.
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    We can go through and change "Opacity" and colors.
    The outer glow is the opposite of inner glow. Maybe the effect will not make much difference with the previous one on top. We can see that the effect can be quite interesting. We can see that blending modes make a difference as well. There is the same information that we can edit. It is just "Outer Glow" not "Inner Glow". If we are trying to get something more realistic, then the effects are definitely something to play around with if we want something to look like an actual photograph.
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    Again, we can click "Make Default" to make the changes the default settings.
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    We can click "Reset to Default" to put everything back to the default option.
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    We just click "OK" when we are satisfied with the changes.
    We can see that the effect has been added onto the layer.
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    We can hide anything if we want just by clicking the eye to the left of "Inner Glow" or "Outer Glow".
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