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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.
So next, the Inner Shadow which has much in common with the Drop Shadow. Like the Drop Shadow you can position it just by dragging it around within the shape and wherever you drag you're going to be confined to the bounce off the layout, because you cannot drag it outside, as its name implies. it's only can apply inside the layer. And as I'm dragging that notice it's affecting the Distance and the Angle settings over here. Also, it's one of those that is tied to Global Light, if you have this checkbox checked, like the Drop Shadow and like the Bevel and Emboss.
We have the Choke command. If I first of all put up the size to soften the Inner Shadow I can then choke that to harden the edges of the shadow. We also have the Contour and the Anti- alias and a Noise command, which will do just that, just add a certain amount of random noise to the effect. And that's about all there is to the Inner Shadow.
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