How to Attain Great Effects With Gloss and Surface Contour


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Gloss and surface contour

In this movie, I'm going to introduce you to gloss and surface contours, both of which affect Bevel and Emboss. And while they're a little tricky to understand, even a little bit of experimentation with these options can make a big difference in your images. So, I've gone ahead and zoomed in on the word spiders here and I'm going to expand it. And notice that we've got three effects, one of which appears behind the letters Drop Shadow and two of which appear inside the letters Bevel and Emboss and inner shadow. We need to turn inner shadow off, if we're going to have any understanding of what's going on here so that we can Bevel and Emboss by itself.

Then go ahead and double-click on Bevel and Emboss, in order to bring up the Layer Style dialogue box which as you can see I've scooted well over to the right, so that we can see what we're doing. There's our gloss contour and rather than affecting opacity as our contour does for our shadows and glow effects, gloss c...

Gloss and surface contour
Video duration: 6m 4s 10h 37m Intermediate Updated Sep 18, 2014

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Gloss and surface 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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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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