How Do You Make Your Text Glow on Pixlr.com?

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How Do You Make Your Text Glow on Pixlr.com?
Create glowing text in a free image editor to decorate pages. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The Pixlr.com editor is an online image editor. It allows you to create images from scratch and edit graphics you've retrieved from your computer, photo library or website. You can apply a variety of effects to graphics and text on the canvas, such as an inner or outer glow. When you add text to your graphics, Pixlr automatically places it on a separate layer, allowing you to customise its appearance without editing other parts of the image.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Go to the Pixlr.com editor page. Choose your image's location and retrieve it.

  2. 2

    Click the "Type tool" in the toolbox. Click anywhere on the canvas. A "Text" window opens. Type your text into the pad under "Text." Pick a font, size, style and colour. Click "OK."

  3. 3

    Select the "Move tool" from the toolbox. Drag the text where you'd like it to go.

  4. 4

    Go to the Layers palette. Check that the newly added text is selected and click the "Layer style" button at the bottom of the Layers palette. The Layer styles dialogue box opens.

  5. 5

    Check "Outer glow" to make the text's outline glow or "Inner glow" to make inside the text to glow. To customise the text even more, click the button beside "Opacity" and change "Normal" to a different setting, such as "Hardlight," "Multiply," "Subtract" or "Invert."

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