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    Photoshop: Partially remove glow

    Hey,

    Assume I have a canvas in photoshop. On the canvas I have a picture(object) to which I applied glow to. But, assume I only want the glow on 3 of the sides, how do I remove the fourth?

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    Lay another object with the same color as the background over the side of the object with the glow where you want it removed?

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    Oh ..so there is no way to 'erase' it other than covering it?

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    Well, I’m not too familiar with Photoshop but if the glow is a filter applied to an object you can’t just erase one side. Either you flatten all layers and effects into a bitmap and erase the glow on the side you prefer or you create two objects, one is the main shape and one shape behind that that has a feather edge and is short enough to not come out on the side behind the main object in front of it – oe you overlay another object as I said.

    These are my ideas but maybe someone with more in depth Photoshop knowledge has better ones.

    Oh, hang on: a mask might be a solution, too (i. e. lay a mask over the object which cuts it off on one side). I don’t know how these work in PS, though.

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    show us a screenshot of what you want to remove

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    VIP; Thank you for your answears. Unfortunately a layer-mask can't be applied to the glow-effect itself but only to the object - which means that the new edges comming from the erasing adapts the glow.

    Seco: This is an example. You can see that the glow is applied via blending options. Say I want to erase the glow on the right hand side - erase, not cover it.

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    Finally I accidentially (too late, but whatever) found a solution!
    It is possible to make the layer effects new layers. Simply rightclick on the effects and press 'Create layers'. Now the glow is passed to a seperate layer and you can freely erase whatever you want.

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    or, create a new layer underneath the layer with effects,
    merge above layer down to it then erase lol

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