Hello! One can change the color of the outer glow by clicking on the colored square.
But in Blending Options (or in the bottom of the layer panel, if you select Fx) you can select stroke, and that will draw an outline around your layer.
First a question how do you want to use your logo. If you want to resize it up and down to place or different size image consider using vector graphics like text and Pen tool. Save as a custom Shape, PSD or PNG they support transparency. GIF can also be used for the web but GIF only supports 255 mapped colors and one level of transparency a pixel is either Transparent or its opaque. A GIF can also be automated for Browsers support animated gif format. As pointed out GIF only supports 1 level of transparency make things like drop shadows feathered multiply blending not Posible. However you can somewhat do it by creating your logo large and scaling it down with HTML. Also layer mask and animation palette twend options help.
TutorialsLinked Letters [Logo or Monogram ]
The above gray background was added using HTML background-color: #808080; and the logo centered using align=center"
Link to full size animated gif http://www.mouseprints.net/JJMackAniShadow.gif open link in new window or Tab to view...
My crafting actions packages contains an action that show you how to create and action the can watermark ant size image and scale the watermarks for their size.
Crafting Actions Package Contains
- Action Actions Palette Tips.txt
- Action Creation Guidelines.txt
- Action Dealing with Image Size.txt
- Action Enhanced via Scripted Photoshop Functions.txt
- CraftedActions.atn Sample Action set includes an example Watermarking action
- Sample Actions.txt Photoshop CraftedActions set saved as a text file.
- 12 Scripts for actions
I haven't worked with a tif before but I thought I would try it this time
and once the logo was created save it as a gif. A gif would probably be a
better idea then because I might want to try animating it. Had learned a
little flash before with CS2, and haven't gotten to the CS5 tutorial yet,
but it is on the list.
I would use the logo for all sorts of things, on the web, business cards,
and maybe more. So, I would want to save many versions of the size from
the big one I am working with now to a small one for a business card.
Thanks for the links, I can't stay on the computer long this morning but I
will check them out later.