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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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