Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Combine Pattern and Inner Glow for an Inline Shading effect, part of Photoshop for Designers: Layer Effects.
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- In this movie, I'll be combining pattern overlay with inner glow to create this inline type effect. This is the beginning file. Before I do that, I'm going to create an extruded shadow for the type. Now, you might think that I would use the drop shadow layer effect for this, but actually, that's not going to work. But let me show you why it's not going to work. I'll choose drop shadow and I'll offset the shadow. And I will increase the size of the shadow.
And then up the spread to make it into a solid shadow. But I'm not really gonna be able to extrude it the way I want to, using the drop shadow layer effect. So, instead, I'm going to do this. I'll duplicate the type layer, command J. Right click and convert the type layer, the copy, to a shape. Then command T to put a transformation rectangle around that, right arrow once, down arrow once to offset.
Press return to commit to that. Now I'm going to create multiple instances of that by pressing command option shift and T. And I'm gonna do that... 15 times. Then I'm going to select all of those shape layers, not including the type. I'll right click on any one of them and choose merge shapes.
Now I'm going to move that shape down beneath my type. Double click to the right of the layer and come to color overlay. I'll change the blend mode here to multiply. And in fact, that's all I need to do. There is my extruded shadow. My next task is to move to the type layer, where I want to create the inline shape. And I'm going to do this with an inner glow. Double click to the right of the layer name.
Choose inner glow. Now I need normal to be my blending mode and my opacity needs to come up to 100. Typically for an inner glow, the source is the edge. In this case, we'll want it to be the center. And now I'm going to increase the choke. And increase the size. I need to make that interior shape as solid as possible, so my choke is gonna go all the way up to 100%, and that's gonna mean that my size needs to come down to, in this case, seven pixels.
It's gonna vary very much according to the type face that you're using. Now what I want to do is separate this inner glow from the type itself. So, I'll right click on the FX badge and choose create layer. I'll choose that separated inner glow. Double click to the right of its name and come to pattern overlay. Now, I want to apply a pattern to this that is a horizontal stripe.
And this particular pattern is in the web patterns group. And I'm gonna choose to replace my existing patterns with the web patterns. The one that I'm after is horizontal line one. And then I want to make sure that the scale of that is 100%. Now, if I zoom in, you can see I'm not getting the effect that I want. The pattern is actually going over the whole of the shape of the type rather than being clicked to the inner glow.
So, I need to come to my blending options. And in my advanced blending, check transparency shapes layer. I also need to take the fill opacity here down to zero. So that all we see is that horizontal stripe. I'll now click okay. Now, to finish the effect, I want to warp the type. And the point I want to make here is that my type is now made up of three layers. So, I need to select these three layers, make them into a smart object, and then warp that smart object.
Select the layers, right click on any one of them, convert to smart object, command or control T, I'll come and click on my warp button, and then I'm gonna use one of my warp presets. In this case, arch. And I'm going to bend the type by 20%. And click on the tick to confirm that.
- Moving, copying, and removing layer effects
- Converting layer effects to layers
- Applying contours
- Creating drop shadows and cast shadows
- Adding glow effects
- Beveling and embossing type
- Creating stroke effects
- Blending layer effects