Is there anyway to make it softer? Everything else in the shot is crisp, but you can see the pixels of the inner glow pretty easily. pixels

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    What are your Document Raster Effects Settings? (In the Effect Menu)
    – Scott
    Feb 9, 2014 at 18:09
  • what is the zoom level of this image, and possibly more important... the final size of the image. If you are zoomed in 500% and the final image is less that 100x100 i doubt it will even be noticed.
    – Phlume
    Feb 9, 2014 at 20:28
  • @scott, That was the problem. I was at 72ppi not 300.
    – evan
    Feb 9, 2014 at 21:37

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You often need to set the Document Raster Effects Settings (DRES) in the Effects Menu to work correctly if you are using effects which are raster based, such as glows and shadows.

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Even if you are creating artwork for screen output it can help to increase the DRES setting. However, be aware, a higher DRES means slower screen redrawing for raster effects.

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