Adding a pixel-based layer effect


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Adding a pixel-based layer effect

So I was saying a couple of exercises ago that the whole reason I wanted to bring in this Celtic knot on its own layer, was because I wanted to add a beveling effect. Something that's very difficult to pull off inside of Illustrator, not a terribly satisfying effect either, whereas in Illustrator very easy to do, very satisfying indeed. It looks great. So that's what we are going to do inside this exercise. I have saved my progress as Large knot layer.psd, found inside the 21_photoshop folder, and I am going to select a Vector Smart Object layer here inside the layers panel, and then I'll drop down to this fx icon at the bottom of the layers panel, and click on it, and that brings up a list of layer effects.

Now layer effects are analogous to dynamic effects inside Illustrator, in some ways it's not quite as versatile, quite frankly, because for example, whereas inside of Illustrator you can apply multiple drop shadows to single objects, inside of Photoshop one drop shado...

Adding a pixel-based layer effect
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Adding a pixel-based layer effect provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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