Creating a custom contour


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Creating a custom contour

All right, I'm taking up where I left off in the previous exercise. I'm still working inside Word processor.psd. I have my layer Style dialog box up. You may recall that I reduced the Fill Opacity value to 0% there. Inside the Drop Shadow panel, I've turned off layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow, so that we can see the shadow by itself. I'm now going to increase the Opacity value to 100%, and we'll see why in just a moment. I'm going to zoom to the 100% zoom ratio not by pressing Ctrl+1 or Cmd+1 on the Mac, because if you press Ctrl along with a number key inside this dialog box, you'll switch to one of the other layer effects.

For example, Ctrl+2 takes you to Inner Shadow. That would be Cmd+2 on the Mac. Ctrl+3 takes you to Outer Glow, Cmd+3 on a Mac, all the way down to Ctrl+0 or Cmd+0 on the Mac for Stroke. So Ctrl+1 or Cmd+1 is going to take you back to Drop Shadow. What I need to do instead is go to the View menu, and choose Actual Pixels. At least that's one w...

Creating a custom contour
Video duration: 7m 3s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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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 CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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