I should have named this tip Eclipse instead of glow. I tried making an
effect similer to that of the Eyecandy filter. Although I believe this
creates a cleaner effect.
Start with a new image and fill with your background
Use Select>>Modify>>Expand to expand the Type
Now feather the selection Select>>Feather, I used 4 for
Now that you have your glow use the Type tool in Layers mode and
And there you have it. Now you can understand why I wanted to rename
the effect. Play with the Expand, and Feather settings to create the
effect your looking for. But above all, have fun...