Layer style with transparency

Someone asked me how to add an outer glow to text and have the text be transparent.

If you make a selection on a layer and try to add a layer style it won’t work – the selection needs to have a fill for the layer styles to show up. If you turn down the layer opacity, it also turns down the outer glow.

So KC, this is for you. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll kick yourself. 😀

Fill transparency adjustment
Fill transparency adjustment 2

You can also access the fill opacity inside the layer style palette. Add the layer style and then doubleclick to open the palette – click Blending Options on the top left and you can adjust your fill opacity here.

Fill transparency adjustment 3

Told you it was easy! 😉

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