I have a rectangular shape to which I want to apply an outer glow using Photoshop. I did it but the glow is applied on the four sides, yet my need is to skip the upper side and apply to the remaining ones. Any ideas?


Use Layer Masks

Step 1 : Group the layer which have out glow and make Layer Mask as below image

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Step 2 : Select upper area with Selection Tool and brush over the selection with black colour that should be hide area as below

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Step 3 : Deselect by pressing ctrl-D :)

  • that is not a vector mask – Luciano Apr 11 '19 at 11:06
  • @Luciano How about layer masks :) – Mr.Online Apr 11 '19 at 11:08
  • (It's a layer mask) – mayersdesign Apr 11 '19 at 11:08
  • @mayersdesign edited already :) – Mr.Online Apr 11 '19 at 11:09
  • you can use a vector shape as layer mask, or do the selection as you did - that is a bitmap mask: the first line still says "Vector mask" – Luciano Apr 11 '19 at 11:10

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