I would like to make a ring that has a faint inner glow ala this image:
I've tried first creating a circle, then applying a layer mask with a radial gradient from pure black to pure white, but that only achieves a linear gradient from center to edge, whereas this appears to be purely transparent right up to the edge of the circle.
Next I tried creating a circle again, then applying a inner glow effect. This nearly achieves what I want, except the circle is not transparent.
Here is my progress thus far:
Any tips? I am using Photoshop CS5. Would this be better done using different software?