How to paint magical glowing runes

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to paint mystical runes that appear to glow. My formula for painting glowing things is to draw the glowing element on its own layer, then use the Gaussian Blur filter to create the glowing effect. 

01. Set the scene

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Portland, Oregon is the home of freelance illustrator Kelley. Her clients include Disney Hyperion and Scholastic. She also works on the indie video game Crea.