Make any image glow

Make Image Glow

I wanted to make a glowing 'Jazz Dash' logo for an ad video. The text was transformed quite a bit and I couldn't easily find a built-in feature for that in Gimp, my image software (it's free). Here's a great way to make any image you like glow, with full control over glow size and colour. This works best for images with a lot of transparency, like my Jazz Dash

  • Create a duplicate layer of your image in the editor of your choice
  • Change the colour of the background layer if you like, using colour adjustment filters or just the fill bucket
  • Apply a gaussian blur to the background layer

Done! An easy, DIY way to make your titles pop