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Glow Images

Begin with your original image. You may need to clean it up a bit. This leaf had a drop shadow that I had to remove with the eraser brush.
Next choose Edit/Cut and then Edit/Paste as transparent image, onto a black background. Then you will need to merge the layers by choosing Layers/Merge/Merge All (flatten).
Once you have done that you will need to delete the image you just pasted. This will leave behind the selected background color in the shape of your image. Now you can select Selections/Feather = 25 (or there about).
Hit your delete key again and you will begin your soft glow.
You can do this as many times as you want, but not too much or you will loose the softness of your glow. I did it twice.
Finally Edit/Paste as transparent again and line your image back up so that there is just the soft glow around your image. Below are some examples of other images that I did.

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