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Using Satin with a custom contour

From: Photoshop for Designers: Layer Effects

Video: Using Satin with a custom contour

We're going to create this cool swimming pool like effect using the Satin layer effect combined with a custom contour. Here's our starting point. And to begin we are going to add the Satin effect to the background layer. So when we start out, we start out with a color of black and a blend mode of Multiply. I want to change the color and sample the color from the image itself. And I'm now going to stop moving the effect around within the shape. And we're not going to get anything like the result that we're after unless we massively increase the Size so that it blurs the edges, and then I'm also going to add a contour to it and we're going to use the Ring-Double contour.

Using Satin with a custom contour

We're going to create this cool swimming pool like effect using the Satin layer effect combined with a custom contour. Here's our starting point. And to begin we are going to add the Satin effect to the background layer. So when we start out, we start out with a color of black and a blend mode of Multiply. I want to change the color and sample the color from the image itself. And I'm now going to stop moving the effect around within the shape. And we're not going to get anything like the result that we're after unless we massively increase the Size so that it blurs the edges, and then I'm also going to add a contour to it and we're going to use the Ring-Double contour.

Probably you also want to dial down the Opacity, and now I can just start dragging that around and till I get some sort of effect I think it looks good. Experiment with having the Invert on or off, and I'm going to turn it off. All right, so there is my background. Now I want to go to the letter itself and I'm going to start out with Drop Shadow. I want to offset the Drop Shadow quite a long way, and I'm going to soften it by increasing the Size up to mid-40s.

All right, so now I'm going to go to in a shadow and I'm just going to pull that around inside the shape, increase the Size, and I'm going to bring the Opacity down. Okay, that's looking good. Now I'm going to go to Outer Glow, turn the Opacity on that down. We'll leave it at a blend mode with Screen. We'll use the default color of yellow. So now what we want to do is apply a Satin effect to this as well and as we did before, I'm going to sample the color from the image itself. Start moving the effect around within the shape. Increase the Size of the effect.

Experiment with turning the Invert on and off, and I'm going to use that same contour, the Ring-Double, and I can just carry on moving that around within the shape until I find just the angle that I like.

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Photoshop for Designers: Layer Effects

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Nigel French
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  1. 1m 41s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 13m 22s
    1. What are layer effects?
      3m 9s
    2. Using the Layer Style dialog box
      2m 25s
    3. Moving, copying and removing layer effects
      2m 20s
    4. Working with preset styles
      5m 28s
  3. 29m 46s
    1. Shadow effects 1: Drop Shadow
      7m 11s
    2. Shadow effects 2: Inner Shadow
      1m 2s
    3. Glow effects 1: Outer Glow
      3m 41s
    4. Glow effects 2: Inner Glow
      1m 35s
    5. Bevel and Emboss effect 1: Structure
      2m 9s
    6. Bevel and Emboss effect 2: Shading
      2m 46s
    7. Bevel and Emboss effect 3: Contour
      1m 44s
    8. Bevel and Emboss effect 4: Texture
      1m 29s
    9. Overlay and stroke effects 1: Satin
      1m 1s
    10. Overlay and stroke effects 2: Color Overlay
      1m 27s
    11. Overlay and stroke effects 3: Gradient Overlay
      1m 58s
    12. Overlay and stroke effects 4: Pattern Overlay
      1m 43s
    13. Overlay and stroke effects 5: Stroke
      2m 0s
  4. 25m 37s
    1. Blending modes
      2m 55s
    2. General opacity vs. fill opacity
      1m 16s
    3. Creating a knockout layer
      2m 37s
    4. Blending interior effects
      1m 35s
    5. Blending clipped layers as a group
      1m 18s
    6. Transparency Shapes Layers
      2m 34s
    7. Converting a layer style to image layers
      1m 45s
    8. Blending with the Layer Mask and Vector Mask Hide effects
      1m 56s
    9. Using the Blend If blending option
      3m 53s
    10. Working with contours
      5m 48s
  5. 29m 22s
    1. Placing multiple files as Smart Objects into the type poster
      1m 29s
    2. Creating offset outlines with Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, and Fill Opacity
      6m 19s
    3. Using Fill Opacity to create "ghost" text
      2m 19s
    4. Creating live (editable) blurred type with Drop Shadow
      1m 56s
    5. Creating an extruded shadow
      4m 42s
    6. Customizing a drop shadow
      5m 53s
    7. Reflecting a shadow and applying a displacement map
      6m 44s
  6. 28m 56s
    1. Inflating type by softening a smooth bevel
      3m 7s
    2. Creating a chiseled bevel
      6m 14s
    3. Embossing a stroke
      2m 31s
    4. Creating a soft bevel and customizing the contour of the inner shadow
      5m 20s
    5. Combining a smooth bevel with transparency effects
      2m 34s
    6. Embossing the contour of a bevel and adding an outer bevel with texture
      4m 13s
    7. Set in stone: Customizing a bevel with diffused light
      2m 22s
    8. Creating an embossed stamp
      2m 35s
  7. 19m 45s
    1. Working with texture: Pattern Overlay or Layer Mask?
      6m 25s
    2. Creating depth with Pattern Overlay and Inner Shadow
      1m 23s
    3. Creating and applying a custom pattern
      5m 57s
    4. Layer effects and Smart Objects 1
      1m 21s
    5. Layer effects and Smart Objects 2
      4m 39s
  8. 26m 7s
    1. Using Inner Glow to create interior shapes and neon
      7m 6s
    2. Choking an Inner Glow effect to create inline effects
      2m 4s
    3. Adapting an Inner Glow using the Contour, Range, and Jitter controls
      1m 30s
    4. Creating a stencil effect with Outer Glow and Shallow Knockout
      7m 41s
    5. Customizing contours to create multiple outlines
      2m 11s
    6. Combining Gradient Overlay and a gradient stroke 1
      1m 51s
    7. Combining Gradient Overlay and a gradient stroke 2
      1m 24s
    8. Using Satin with a custom contour
      2m 20s
  9. 9m 3s
    1. Building a type poster
      4m 26s
    2. Adding paper behind the letters
      4m 19s
    3. Goodbye
      18s

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