Make it Glow: A Photoshop Tutorial by Yamino, journal
Make it Glow: A Photoshop Tutorial
This is also a rebloggable Tumblr Post!
A lot of people were asking me how I did the glowing/neon light effects on my last drawing. It's actually extremely easy, and it looks great with shapes or text.
The key to this effect is contrast. Your background and overall image must be pretty dark for it to be effective. You know how you can't see a flashlight in broad daylight? The same applies here.
Step one, make a new document, and invert the default black background (command + i) or manually fill it with black. Then make A NEW LAYER. This is the layer containing the colors you want to glow.
Now duplicate the layer you just made
With the completion of a story I've been working on, I've decided to focus 100% on my writing. I probably won't update this account too often, but I follow a lot of artists on it so it won't be going away. If you want to continue to follow me, look here:
Times have been tough for me, but thankfully the semester is over. I'll finish posting the last couple chapters of my NaNoWriMo story and then I've got a couple of things I need to start working on. Underdark is undergoing a bit of a change, but it won't affect anything currently (except perhaps the update schedule). There'll be a couple of little updates once I'm back home with my scanner and photoshop, and after that hopefully updates will be a little more regular.
See you in 2012!