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Using an alpha channel to create a 3D object

Today we're going to look at an often overlooked feature of Photoshop, the Alpha Channel. Now on the screen right now, we have this big red ring. It's easy to make it look three-dimensional by lighting it in a certain way. What I'm going to do is go to that layer of the ring and I'm going to double- click on it to bring up the Layer Styles. I'm getting a little bevel and emboss. The light coming from the upper right there. Let's have it coming from right above. A little closer to the top there, like that. Increase the size a bit, make it a little softer, and maybe make the highlights a little stronger, right there like that.

Click OK, and there's a nice three dimensional ring. It's picking up the light sources making it look like it's rounded and so on. But what if we introduce another light source? Well, unfortunately you can only have one set of bevel and emboss, so we can't add another one to take into account this light here. And also the fact that this light ...

Using an alpha channel to create a 3D object
Video duration: 6m 53s 24h 20m Intermediate Updated Jul 29, 2016

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Using an alpha channel to create a 3D object provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Bert Monroy as part of the Pixel Playground

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Design Photography
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Illustrator Photoshop
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