Using shadows as highlights


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Using shadows as highlights

I've saved my changes as Exoskeleton.psd, and in this exercise we're going to take this hard outer shell that we've associated with the letters in the word Spiders here, and we're going to transform it slightly, because if I press Ctrl+1 or Cmd+1 on the Mac to zoom into 100%, I'll zoom in even a little farther here, so you can see that we have some pretty choppy transitions around the various edges in this texture pattern, and that's because I magnified the pattern to 400%. If I just left it at 100%, it would be so tiny that it wouldn't show up properly at all.

Anyway, what that did is, it upsampled the pixels, so we have some pretty rocky transitions. You can see all this stair stepping, for example, going on inside this one line in the letter D, I think where we're looking at right now. Anyway, I'm going to zoom out, so that we can take in a little bit more at a time, and I'll switch over here to Bevel and Emboss and double-click on it. The solut...

Using shadows as highlights
Video duration: 7m 39s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Using shadows as highlights 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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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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