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Make Your Images Glow

Give your images a dreamy, magical look by applying a glow effect. It takes only a few steps to apply this effect to any of your images in Pixelmator.

Layers, the Fog effect and the Eraser Tool are used in this tutorial.

Step 1

Open an image to which you would like to apply the effect.

Step 2

To apply the effect non-destructively, duplicate the original layer. Choose Edit > Duplicate. Double-click the layer name in the Layers palette and rename it “Bloom Effect.”

Step 3

In the Effects Browser (View > Show Effects Browser), double-click the Fog thumbnail to apply the effect. Adjust the Radius and the Intensity sliders until you are happy with the effect. Click OK when you are done.

In this image, it would be nice for the flowers to look clearer. Use the Eraser Tool with a mid-size brush to erase the areas with the flowers so that the image below can be seen.

That’s all! The glow effect is finished.