11.9. Softglow

11.9.1. Overview

图 17.209. Example for the SoftGlow filter

Example for the SoftGlow filter

Original image

Example for the SoftGlow filter

Filter Softglow applied

This filter lights the image with a soft glow, like the old trick smearing vaseline on the lens. Softglow produces this effect by making bright areas of the image brighter.

11.9.2. Starting filter

You can find this file in the Image menu through: FiltersArtisticSoftglow….

11.9.3. Options

图 17.210. Softglow filter options

Softglow filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[注意] 注意

These options are described in 第 2 节 “Common Features”.

Glow radius

The glow radius parameter controls the sharpness of the effect, giving a "vaseline-on-the-lens" effect.


The brightness parameter controls the degree of intensification applied to image highlights.


The sharpness parameter controls how defined or alternatively diffuse the glow effect should be.


The result of this filter can be larger than the original image. With the default Adjust option, the layer will be automatically resized as necessary when the filter is applied. With the Clip option the result will be clipped to the layer boundary.