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Adding Glows

There really are other layer styles on the menu besides drop shadows, fun though they are. Let's try a glow style this time. We'll use a layer style to put a glow—or in this case an outline—around your type. You can also apply an inner glow to make it appear as if the letters themselves are glowing. This is a great effect to add emphasis around a piece of text or to make it stand out from a busy background. Figure 17.19 shows a fairly ordinary text and photo combination.

Figure 17.19. The letters don't quite stand out enough.



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