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For the first installment of Photoshop for Designers, Nigel French shows how to create editable, non-destructive effects such as shadows, glows, and bevels with layer effects in Photoshop. The course covers the use of layer effects like Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, and Gradient Overlay, as well as how to combine effects with blending modes, transparency, and textures. With these techniques, designers can finesse type and graphics, control light, warp text, and extrude shapes, creating drama and adding depth to their compositions.
Bevel and Emboss part four: applying a texture to a bevel. Texture is the second sub-effect. When I check that, we turn on Bevel and Emboss as well. The way the light plays across the layout is determined by the settings here. So if I increase the Size, that's also going to affect the texture that is applied within the bevel. If I go to Texture, I can choose from any of my predefined patterns. I'm just going to use the one that comes up first for this example.
And Snap to Origin will snap that pattern to the top left-hand corner of the layout. By the way, the Pattern here is always going to be grayscale. This is distinct from Pattern Overlay which will allow you to apply a color pattern within the layout. You can change the Scale of the Pattern, but once you go beyond 100% you may see artifacting or a reduction in the image quality of the Pattern. And the Depth. Less than 100% will give a subtler effect and more than 100% will burn in the pattern more strongly to the layout.
We can invert the value so that the light become dark and vice versa. And with Link with Layer checked, I'll click OK just to show you what that is. If I switch to my Move tool, when I move the layout around, the pattern moves with it. That's with Link with Layer checked. So those are the options that relates to texturing a bevel.
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