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How to Make a Neon Light Effect in Photoshop | Adobe Creative Cloud

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Electrify your photos with a glowing design. Create your own neon light effect in Adobe Photoshop: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html Start from scratch, or download practice files (https://adobe.ly/2Mzy1Vv) for a head start. Steps below. 1. Open neon-effect.psd in Photoshop. 2. Set Pen tool settings: Choose the Pen tool from the toolbar, or tap "P" on your keyboard to use the shortcut. In the Options bar, set the mode to Shape, Fill to None, and Stroke to White. Set the Stroke Weight to 15px. 3. Draw triangle: Click 3 points to define the area of the triangle. Make sure to click on the original point to close the triangle. 4. Apply Outer Glow: Make sure Shape layer is selected in the Layers panel (Window - Layers). Click the Add layer style icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Choose Outer Glow. 5. Edit Outer Glow: Click the color thumbnail in the Layer Style dialog. Use the Color Picker to choose a color for the glow. Change the Opacity (e.g., 50%), Spread (e.g., 6%), and Size (e.g., 70px). 6. Apply and edit Inner Glow: Click the Inner Glow checkbox in the Layer Style dialog. Change the Blend Mode to Multiply. Change the color with the Color Picker. Increase the Size. Click OK. 7. Convert to Smart Object: In the Layers panel, right-click the Shape and choose Convert to Smart Object. 8. Create a Mask: Click the Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. 9. Mask areas: Choose the Brush tool from the toolbar, or tap "B" on your keyboard to use the shortcut. In the Options bar, set the Brush Size (e.g., 78px) and Hardness (e.g., 40%) as needed. Brush to remove the parts of the triangle you'd like to mask around the edges of the image. In the example, we masked the area around the thumb and wrist. NOTE: Make sure the Brush Opacity is set to 100% in the Options bar. That's it! To learn, more visit our Photoshop Tutorials page: https://adobe.ly/2LCfFlt Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/adobecreativecloud?sub_confirmation=1 LET’S CONNECT Facebook: http://facebook.com/adobecreativecloud Twitter: http://twitter.com/creativecloud Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/adobecreativecloud/ Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world's best creative apps so you can turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work across your desktop and mobile devices.
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Maxx Ollán (3 hours ago)
Im on step 9, I press B, put all the correct sizes but I cant erasy any part of the neon triangle, what am i doing wrong?
HXNNXH (25 days ago)
Omg bless this short-ass-to-the-point video!
Noah Toe-ah (1 month ago)
As of 6/17/19 you have to set the Brush tool to "Subtract" mode. This can be done next to the brush sizes.
sephron17 (1 month ago)
so is it necessary to use the pen tool to get the desired effect? Cause I've always wondered why it won't work if you use the shape tool
Tech Wax (1 month ago)
Adobe cc is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bear (1 month ago)
Awesome tutorial, what song is this?
Vathlonian King (2 months ago)
mine isn't glowing. it's just colored sort of
What Are The Chances (3 months ago)
Great video, where did you get the music from? thanks
Paco Ba (4 months ago)
how come my brush doesnt do that? but the eraser does .... what am i doing wrong, thanks
Kathleen Illustrated (3 months ago)
@Joni Jarvenpaa Thank you for the tip, Joni!
Joni Jarvenpaa (4 months ago)
you probably have to selected black as you brush color from the left bottom corner
Jake Kumar (4 months ago)
I can't get the portion to erase towards the end?!
Matt Frazier (4 months ago)
Make sure black is selected for your brush.
Maxi Messina (6 months ago)
Excellent, thanks. I understood it without pausing the video and it works!!!11!!1!
Robert Robinson (7 months ago)
"Convert to Smart Object" is greyed out/can't select it; how do I fix this?
Mislav Blažević (8 days ago)
You probably already figured this out but you just need to right click next to the little preview :D
jeriel williams (7 months ago)
the brush tool doesn't mask out anything
Leroy Jenkins (6 months ago)
Make sure your opacity is set to 100% and set your foreground color to black.
Tim Arnold (8 months ago)
Netflix called – they want their Stranger Things Music back :D
Technno (9 months ago)
I love the music too
W TF (9 months ago)
Very cool, but too fast. Had to write the steps down.
Kathleen Illustrated (8 months ago)
Hey there! Check out the description box for detailed instructions. Hope that helps!
/SolarMoon (9 months ago)
too short and too quick fml
Kathleen Illustrated (8 months ago)
Hi, sorry to hear that! Check out the description box for detailed instructions. Hope that helps.
Phong Lê Đại (9 months ago)
how to make the blue color effect like thumbnail video ?
OhWhat World (10 months ago)
You guys could have made this look a lot better by placing the purple light/glowing effect on the skin of the hand
xyuriko (10 months ago)
Good, nuestro cerebro nos hace ver cosas que en realidad son simples... :D
Hazman Rostam (10 months ago)
whoaaaaaa. nice editingg!!! that vibeeesss!!
Star Child (11 months ago)
cooooooool !!!
radhakrishna yadav (11 months ago)
Background sound name plz.
msdan21 (6 months ago)
It is called "Computer Music" made by David Campbell :)
范云云 (11 months ago)
Why my brush tool cannot remove it 😭
Olivia Xoxo (17 days ago)
you probably have photoshop cs6, what idid was select the mask next to the neon layer and i used the actual eraser tool istead of the brush and it worked
Sterling Williams (11 months ago)
Very cool!
Ashish Randive (11 months ago)
Song name please..
msdan21 (6 months ago)
The song is called "Computer Music" by David Campbell.
Daniel Rodriguez (1 year ago)
When I place the anchors, the lines that it makes don’t thicken, they just stay really tiny thin lines, I’ve tried making the pixel width larger doesn’t work
Daniel Rodriguez (1 year ago)
Figured it out, it was a layer order issue
Mircea Rusu (1 year ago)
Song please!!!!!!!!!!
Adam Bragg (5 months ago)
@msdan21 Are you sure? I;ve found that track and it's not the same!
msdan21 (6 months ago)
It is called: "Computer Music" - David Campbell.
Desmond Henry (1 year ago)
awesome you guys should do this more often...brilliant
BangDatSong (1 year ago)
Everything goes smooth but my shape wont glow.. its only white... how do i fix this?
范云云 (11 months ago)
puting the shape outside hand folder
FrostedBox (1 year ago)
ive followed it part by part but when they brush remove the part on the thumb it wont do it
Benjamin Ruttan (1 month ago)
@Sir.Rabbit TheDuke Thanks for the help man!
Sir.Rabbit TheDuke (7 months ago)
@Caitlin Burt lol no problem buddy
Sir.Rabbit TheDuke (9 months ago)
yes sirrr
Minnnhyuuk_ (9 months ago)
What's your foreground color? Set it to black
Sir.Rabbit TheDuke (10 months ago)
Yo people I was finally successful, try setting the foreground color to black.
Derek Serino (1 year ago)
Cant access practice file. It just links to Adobes home page.
Maile Valentine (1 year ago)
Thank you for pointing this out. The link has been fixed, so you can now download the practice file.
Mamta Kumari (1 year ago)
Nice 😊
Md Shahid Afridi (1 year ago)
very nice so easy step thanks adobe
LEANDRO GOULART (1 year ago)
The "Zoom by drag" of my Photoshop cc 2018 has stopped working, I can not even activate it ... can you solve this problem?
Luis (10 months ago)
Same, idk if they updated something but it's really annoying cause now I have to use the dash key - to zoom out and it wastes a lot of time working tbh.
Kathleen Illustrated (1 year ago)
Isaac X (1 year ago)
Love it!
FJ Workshop (1 year ago)
you guys amazed me everytime.love it😍😍
DHALOH (1 year ago)
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DREW (1 year ago)
Awesome stuff!
Reaver (1 year ago)
Nice one. Is that a purple SoundCloud by the way?
Muhammad Hendi A (11 months ago)
Reaver yeah it is
Teddy (1 year ago)
Yaassssss Adobe !

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