December 4th, 2009

Glow problem


I'm tying to have a glow all around my image kind of like this. I tried layer > blending options > outerglow and it didn't work at all. was also told by a friend to do select > load selection > modify > expand and then copy the layer and set it to overlay. Then your supposed go to the blending options to do outer glow, but that's where I run into a problem. This doesn't give me the nice softness that my example pic has, it's more like a white marshmallow blob. Here's what I'm getting for reference.

Can anyone please tell me how to do this correctly in Photoshop? Or what options I need to be using to get that softness.