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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?

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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 :)

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  • 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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