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Hi Experts,

Can someone explain how the glowing effect is done in this image, in Photoshop CS5?

Thanks,

HNM
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Using layers, I would have the bottom layer with a black color fill. The next layer I would draw a somewhat small white square in the middle of the page (you could choose a shape other than a square, like a rectangle). Then the upper layer I would have another black square similar to what you see above.

I created a quick sample:
Glow effect behind object.
On the small white square layer, right-click on it and then choose Blending Option > check and select Outer Glow > change the color to white (by clicking the color square) > dial Opacity down to 50% > increase the Spread to 20% > increase the size to 250px.  

Of course, the size of your foreground object (uppermost layer) and the size you make the white square, etc. will change all percentage and pixel sizes from what I used to achieve the glowing effect in the posted sample, but adjust as necessary until you achieve what you are looking for.
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That is a 'gradient' applied to the background image which is probably just a single color.   Select a 'New' image the size you want.  Double click on the layer and make it editable.  Then double click again to edit the layer properties.  Go to Gradient Overlay and select 'Radial' as the style and the other parameters as you want.
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Just make an empty layer at the bottom, and use your gradient tool from a medium gray to black. Set the gradient type to 'Radial'...

click where you want the center of the glow and drag off the canvas by about 200px.

Done...

It's that easy.
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thanks!
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