Photoshop CS6 Tutorial
How to Add an Inner Glow Layer Style in Photoshop
Inner Glow is often used to simulate light illuminating an object's center or edges. It can also be used to create stylized text or shapes. Inner Glow is one of many Layer Styles found in Photoshop.
Open a new document in Photoshop (File > New). Set the size to 500 pixels by 500 pixels at 72 ppi. Set Background Contents to White.
Select the Text tool, click the workspace and add some text. Set the Text Color to black.
Select the Text layer in the Layers palette and choose Layer > Layer Style > Inner Glow.
Notice that the Inner Glow heading is Bold and has a checkbox. Selecting a heading name, changes the effect dialog box on the right.
To set the glow color, click the Color Rectangle. Notice that the gradient sample to the right also changes. Another option is to select a color by clicking the Gradient Rectangle.
In the Elements section, you can set the Size, Choke and Source.
Technique options are Softer and Precise.
The Blend Mode options are similar to the layer Blending Modes in Photoshop.
In the Quality section, you can click the Contour icon to modify it's shape. To save a Contour for future use, click the Save button.
The Contour pull-down menu includes several Contour options.
You can always click the Reset to Default button to reset all the dialog box settings.
To soften the effect, adjust the Opacity slider. Once you are satisfied, click OK.
You can return to the settings by double-clicking Inner Glow in the Layers panel.