custom contour Photoshop CC


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Creating a custom contour

In this movie, I'll show you how to create a custom contour, and here's the idea. The Contour function is associated with any of the soft effects. That includes the two shadows as well as inner, and outer glow and bevel and emboss. And what allows you to do is control the opacity of the effect on a point by point basis. So for example, I'm creating this boundary around the letters, using an inverted drop shadow. So in other words, it starts off translucent and becomes more opaque around the edges which gives us a kind of 4 3D look.

So, let's see how that works. I'll go ahead and switch to this starter file, and I want the fill value for the letters to be 0%. And you can achieve that by pressing Shift, zero, zero, so zero twice in a row. Next, I'll click on FX and choose Drop Shadow. And that brown that I establish is my default, it's going to work out fine. So HSB 35, 100, and 20, cancel out of there. I'll take the opacity value up to 100%. And then I'll take the dista...

Creating a custom contour
Video duration: 8m 5s 10h 37m Intermediate Updated Sep 18, 2014

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Creating a custom contour provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediate

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