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Outer glow not working properly

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Dec 21, 2016

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Hi. I'm using Photoshop CS3 and have an issue with outer glow. The outer glow works on a transparent (although the colour is much lighter) and black background, but won't show up on a white background.

Tried various other colours out of interest and you can see there's a glow, but it's not the correct colour, it seems to be a lighter shade of the background colour.

It also refuses to do a gradient outer glow. Whenever I select it and click ok it just changes it back to solid colour.

I tried closing and opening Photoshop and when that didn't work I tried restarting my computer, but I still have the same issue. I tried a new document, but it does the same.

Why will it not work on a white background? Is there any way to resolve this issue?

Thanks.

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Check the blending mode of your outer glow.

If it is screen for example it can't make it any lighter than white

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Outer glow not working properly

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Hi. I'm using Photoshop CS3 and have an issue with outer glow. The outer glow works on a transparent (although the colour is much lighter) and black background, but won't show up on a white background.

Tried various other colours out of interest and you can see there's a glow, but it's not the correct colour, it seems to be a lighter shade of the background colour.

It also refuses to do a gradient outer glow. Whenever I select it and click ok it just changes it back to solid colour.

I tried closing and opening Photoshop and when that didn't work I tried restarting my computer, but I still have the same issue. I tried a new document, but it does the same.

Why will it not work on a white background? Is there any way to resolve this issue?

Thanks.

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Correct answer by davescm | Adobe Community Professional

Check the blending mode of your outer glow.

If it is screen for example it can't make it any lighter than white

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Check the blending mode of your outer glow.

If it is screen for example it can't make it any lighter than white

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Thanks. That solved it! I had tried changing the blend mode for the layer, but not blend mode under the glow lol.

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Sane problem in PS 2021. No preview and no action when applied. Fix here is not the issue.

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Please show screen shots of:

  • Your outer glow layer style (see Dave's for reference)
  • Your Layers panel with the layer and settings at the top showing

~ Jane

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