Click on thumbnailed images to enlarge

first, open your image and do whatever you need to do to edit it ;D

when you're ready, click on the text tool

type the text you want on your image. MAKE SURE IT IS BLACK, it has to be black for this effect to work.
(my font and size is blurred out for a reason, the size doesn't matter, it's whatever appeals to you)

now that you have your text, it's time to give it the outerglow effect. make sure your text layer is selected at the bottom right, and click the little "f" button, then click on outerglow from the list

click the little color block and change it to whatever you want, lighter colors show up better on darker pictures and vice versa. you can adjust the size and spread of the glow to whatever you pleases you. when you're done, click ok.

keep the text layer selected and click on the arrow next to the text that says, "normal", and select screen.


(the line with the v = arrow pointing down)

Tutorial Comments

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I LOVE the way this comes out! This is an awesome tutorial. I've been using Photofiltre to do something similar to this, But this is WAY easier! Thanks!

By askingalexandria on Apr 24, 2010 5:01 pm


By adamruies on Mar 1, 2009 9:08 pm

ahh! wonderful :D

By hiphopheadj on Jan 7, 2009 11:25 pm

can you... do a tutorial on how to get the coloring? i never know how to do those lol

By manny-the-dino on Dec 22, 2008 4:37 pm

this looks great. thanks!

By mcflylover on Dec 20, 2008 1:29 pm

doesnt work for me :(

By 4gotten4ever on Dec 19, 2008 10:13 pm

what's the font called that you used? :]

By mikxoh on Dec 2, 2008 11:30 pm

whats the font you used called? :]

By marinahh on Nov 21, 2008 11:25 pm

I'm going to try this out right now.
Thanks for sharing. :)

By impurities on Nov 10, 2008 4:05 pm

this is cute!

By liviia on Oct 31, 2008 10:38 pm
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Author emilyakastraightouttacompt View profile
Submitted on Oct 14, 2008
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Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Oct 14, 2008

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