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SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization by Robin de Jongh

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To add some soft glow to the edge of lights, take your final render and just follow these steps. Let's start with this small area of the final render:

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  1. Open it up and create a copy of the image layer in GIMP.
  2. Use Gaussian Blur of radius 5-10 depending on how big the image is.
  3. Now increase the brightness and contrast of this layer using Colors | Brightness. Contrast so you have something like this image:
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  4. Set the layer to Hard Light or Lighten Only and adjust the Opacity to get the effect you want.
  5. Go to Layer | Merge Down to fix the ...

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