Photoshop - Creating Depth with Shapes - Layer Styles or Brushes?

Photoshop – Creating Depth with Shapes – Layer Styles or Brushes?



all right let's see here so what I want to talk about today is death so I'm looking at what you guys are doing in this project and what I've shown you so far one of the things that I'm really noticing in a lot of the projects is a lack of depth and I just and I don't just mean background in foreground elements and I've been you know standing over your shoulders and saying okay you need a little bit more you need another layer of this you need another layer that and and that's all well and good but what you're creating right now as far as the individual individual shapes is concerned is basically all very flat so what I'm going to do today is I'm going to show you how to create objects that are a little bit more 3-dimensional and I'm going to show you two ways of doing that one's a little easier than other than the other and and the other one's a little more conventional and the harder way is more the way I gravitate towards but well you'll just see so all I'm gonna do is let me just take a let's just take a nice blue here nice I want to like a nice medium blue and I'm gonna create two circles so I'm just gonna create a nice perfect circle here so there I've got a nice circle and I'm just going to duplicate it so that I have two identical circles so that we can really see the difference between them once I once I start doing the different techniques the first thing that I want to show you is whenever you have a shape at any layer and you double click and when you double click don't double click on the texture also it's gonna ask you to change the name don't double click on the color because then I ask you to change the color double click over to the right of the text here and you're gonna get these things called layer styles layer styles are really cool layer styles are a whole series of things that you can do to a layer to you know just jazz it up a little bit I guess and and they're pretty cool let me just show you the first one that you can do especially related to what I was talking about a little earlier and that is creating a sense of death is the drop shadow now one thing that I want to caution you about layer styles is I can turn on a layer style without actually seeing the options change so here I have the basic layer styles okay blend mode opacity things that I can actually change right out here in the layers menu however I don't necessarily want to do that I want to change my drop shadow well why don't I have any options for a drop shadow here well the reason is because I haven't clicked on the drop shadow and see it's not highlighted blue yet so that's my first thing that I would tell you is you can check these and turn them on and yet not see your options you have to actually click on the words to get to your options for drop shadow and if you if we zoom in here you can kind of see already I do have a little bit of a drop shadow on our first circle here and as I start to change it a little bit more you'll see how it starts to define itself so your three major options here will this four major options here is the opacity the distance to spread the size as well as the angle and the blend mode usually putting the blend mode on multiply which is what its default is is usually what you want to keep it on but not necessarily all the time to make it more stand out a little bit more I'm going to just increase the distance right now and you can see how the shadow is getting further away from our object right what does that do to the perceived depth of our image was it makes it look like what yeah it makes it look like the object is popped out more or in other words is further away from our piece of paper paper being in quotes of course from our background maybe that's a better way of putting it from our background and and I'm gonna say this a couple times tonight or today but this is why I make you draw two is some people might not know that instinctively but as you guys are sketching these are the types of things that you should see the other thing is you know whether a shadow has a hard edge like it is right now or as I increase the size you can see how the edge starts to get slightly fuzzy that basically talks about you know where the light is how far away the shadow is from its object so by increasing the distance between the shadow and the object and changing the edge of the shadow I can make an object look like it's further away from the background now of course that's all an illusion because this is all two-dimensional but it's really important to understand that we have that that ability to create that illusion just simply by sliding these little sliders the spread actually increases whoops increases the the width or the actual spread like how much the shadow spreads out okay and usually ninety percent of time you're gonna want to keep that down towards the bottom most of the time the angle it does exactly what you think it does is it changes the angle of the drop shadow one thing note here is you have what they call a global light and that global light will affect all the drop shadows in your image so if you have drop shadows on multiple layers and they have this global light checked if I then go and change this then all the layers with drop shadows will change the angle okay so that's really important too to kind of keep in mind so if you have the global light turned on okay you're gonna want to be careful because if you start playing with this angle too much it will change everything if you uncheck that box now you can switch the angle around of the drop shadow and it won't change the drop shadow of any other objects that might be on the page and I'll show you a good example of this in a little bit so we've got our global light that's good distance spread size that sort of stuff we can also talk about the contour of the thing of the shadow which is kind of interesting so you can really play with it but most of the time 99% of time you just want to stay like that right on the regular slanted so an anti aliased basically if you check that that makes the transition smoother between gray the dark and and so on and so forth it increases the quality of your shadow and of the smoothness and that's a good thing to have checked on but if you have a ton of those it can really use a lot of processor power and the computer can kind of slow down a little bit so you know most of the time honestly anti-aliased office is usually pretty darn good anyway but it's never a bad idea to have it turned on anyway so okay so that helps us kind of define our shape against the edge however the shape itself is still rather flat now you can go and you can play with a whole bunch of these by the way did you notice stroke is down here at the bottom some people had asked me where is the stroke because you guys are used to illustrator and the stroke is right out there in a toolbox well here it's not well it's in the layer styles so there I can set the stroke on an object and and put a border around it in this case it looks kind of stupid so we're not going to use it but that's where it is by the way it's in these layer styles um the other thing I'm going to do is I'm going to check them bevel and emboss okay and bevel and emboss makes it look let's see here it's increase the size as well as the depth here it's there we go gives our object a three dimensional look and again this is tied to our global light by increasing the size it increases you know the size of the bevel along the edge the softness increases this edge right here how sharp it is versus how soft it is it's really not doing much right now you can change a whole bunch of stuff embossing makes a different look it looks like it's actually part of something that's not working very well here you know you can kind of play with a pillow and makes it look like it's dropping in and then coming back out so if I had this on a background color it would look a lot better right now but I don't um there's all sorts of really cool things so that's not working at all but you know an inner bevel is usually the best for that outer bevel puts the beveled stuff on the outside so again if we had a background color here instead of just transparent it would probably look a little bit better but for our purposes inner bevel is probably the best and you can you can you know make it look like it's raised up or pushed down and then again notice how the highlight now if the lights coming from the left side top left if it's pushed down our highlight would be on the inside where the lip comes back up to the surface right here and this is where our drop shadow would not work very well now okay and again it's better if we have a background color but if we have the direction going up now our highlights on the side because the lights coming down it's going to hit our highlight here and then cast a shadow down here so now we have a shape that's starting to look a little bit more three-dimensional the other thing that we can play with here is the angle of a light global light is is on so if I start changing the angle of this you'll notice that my drop shadow moves with it which is usually what you want oh it's not letting me undo that that's rather annoying anyway and anti-aliasing on helps smooth it smooth it again the contour also helps things changes things a little bit this is basically like a cross-section of the shape so if you were to slice it this way and then look at it from the side this is the how the shape would look the edge would look so here it's just a straight slant up like a hill here it kind of curves here it goes up and then back down and then back up and then here's doubles and so each one of these kind of changes what how the light is going to hit our object most the time when you use bevel and emboss which is to create a button for a website or something like that you're gonna use just a simple slant notice also it's really really hard to make just look like a ball so if you wanted to make this look like a sphere it's not gonna happen you can increase the size all the way you know it's still gonna look flat on the edge and and that's because bevel and emboss isn't about making it look round it's about giving it an edge if you want to make something look like a sphere you have to do that by hand which I'm gonna show you on the second circle the last thing about bevel inning bevel and emboss is you also have the highlight modes if you want your highlights to be a little bit stronger a little bit brighter more of a pure white to make it look more reflective take it off of screen and then pump the opacity all the way up you can see how it really goes pure white now you don't see any of the blue color through it that basically means that what I'm doing is if I put it on screen and I take the opacity down okay what this is saying is this object is made of blue plastic and it's a little shiny but not really shiny but if you want it to look like highly polished so that it has not necessarily a highlight but more like a reflection you want to push the opacity all the way up and set it to normal so you don't see any color inside that white there that basically is saying this is a reflection not even a highlight it's a reflection a specular highlight on here and this is a really shiny piece of plastic or a blue piece of glass something like that and you can do the same thing with the shadow mode take it off of normal and then if I increase the opacity you see how it gets much much darker and goes to a pure black here you know in most of the time the the defaults are going to be what you want them to be and then you can really just play with the opacity to kind of give it a sense of of how bright you want that highlight to look does that make sense there's also a couple options under here contour where again you can kind of change the contour of the side of the object and it gives you a range so you can set it closer to the edge further to the away from the edge that sort of thing just kind of cool and then there's also a texture I hate this usually but you can put a texture into the object you can scale the texture up or down okay and you can also increase or decrease the depth okay to make it a little bit more or less noticeable so I can kind of make it have a little bit of texture the problem with this is if you're really trying to make something look three-dimensional the text does not or the texture does not work with the shape doesn't twist and turn like it would on a real shape so it's usually only good for flat objects anyway and it's also repetitive so you can see that repeated shape over and over and over and over again and especially as you take the to scale down you can see it it's like wallpaper on a website and usually that's pretty hideous and in this case it's pretty hideous so I generally don't like it I don't want you to use them if you don't have to that sort of thing you can also invert it so the whites become blacks and the blacks become whites whatever okay but again no big deal all these other things you can play with although I will show you the gradient overlays pretty cool and watch how this works if I check this on you can see how it just puts this black and white gradient over top of the color but if I take the blend mode and I change it to let's say like an overlay now maybe screen nope just a darken no multiplying yeah multiply will work probably the best and I change the angle of this to match the angle of my light so my lights coming from the left top left and then I kind of make it a little less opaque so I take the opacity of this gradient overlay down now it's really taking this button and it's giving it a even more 3d effect because now it feels like the light is hitting the corner and then coming down and falling off and then going to the beveled edge so by using the gradient overlay to kind of create almost like a shadow a fade out effect I really make this button look very three-dimensional so essentially you know just by using these three things just click okay take a look at our our button here it's really got a much better feel than the one below it see that I mean it's that's huge it's it's got it's much more three-dimensional it's got more depth it stands out more it's got more contrast it's just gonna call your attention this just looks like paper-thin so now let's say that I wanted to paint this to make it look like a sphere I've already shown you that I really can't do that with the bevel and emboss or anything like that so instead I'm gonna have to do it by hand before I do that by the way one real quick thing notice your list of special effects now are listed the the layer styles are listed underneath the shape if you have a bunch of layers in your layers palette it really takes up a lot of space you can just close them by hitting that little arrow and notice that any layer that has layer effects will have a little FX symbol on the right and a little arrow here that you can open up or collapse the list of a special effects that you have and that really doesn't matter if you're going out to layers but when you've got 20 or 30 or 50 it can be really annoying to see them all you just collapse them and then it's much easier okay so now I'm gonna take this and let's just say oh yeah right so yes that was that's a good point I was actually gonna deal with that in a minute or two but yes if I right-click and duplicate the layer now now this special effects come with it okay and that can be really handy cuz let's say you wanted a design where you wanted four or five of these circles maybe there are even different sizes if you're smart you'll do one of them get it looking perfect and then you'll duplicate it four more times now you've got five circles that are all identical and then you can start changing the size or moving them around whatever you want to do so it's always good to try and think ahead when you're doing it 9 because it will save you a lot of time but if you don't do that I'll show you something in a minute that you can do to to help that out in fact let's just duplicate this layer one more time to play the plain one I'm going to duplicate this plain layer we'll just put it over here for the time being so I can show you just turn off so let's say I wanted to take this one and I wanted to make it look like a ball I want to make it look like a sphere so what I'm gonna do here is I'm just gonna go over to my colors and and my idea is I want to paint black and white over top of this so I'm using black to create shades and white to create tints of the same color now the negative two what I'm doing here is the way I'm gonna show you to do it at least I'm going to be painting directly on to the layer so once I start this if I don't like the job I've done I have to start all over again essentially okay there are ways to do it on a separate layer but they're kind of difficult actually so I just find it's easier to do it on here and I'll usually make a copy of a layer what I'm about to do something like this so that if I mess up I just trash it and then start with a copy again right I mean just make sense so I'll just make a copy like I did turn it off and there I go so I'm gonna go over here to my colors and you can see the colors here and then there's this button right here I'm gonna click that and it's going to go it's gonna go back to black and white black for my foreground and white for my background and I'm gonna use this little arrow button to flip-flop them when I need to get to the other one so when I start doing my shadows I'll be on black when I start to do my highlights I'll flip flop them and I'll go to white just that easy a lot of times even if I'm painting with colors I'll set up Photoshop with my two colors like that so that I have it next what we're going to do is we're going to go to our brush tool and then up here you want to take your opacity which will usually be way up high and you want to bring it down maybe 15% 20% something like that okay there's a lot of options here you can play with the flow here it says tablet pressure controls okay if we had tablets which we do have a couple of them you could plug that in but we're not gonna have that for now so I'm gonna you know it doesn't matter because one's not plugged in so it's not going to do anything and then the most important thing here is I like a bigger size brush but you need to make sure the hardness is set all the way down to zero what that does is that gives us a very soft edged brush we want soft for this process so now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go in here and I'm gonna paint on my layer I just have a no symbol on it thank you it's not a rasterized layer so when I click on it it's gonna say this shape layer needs to be rasterized before proceeding it will no longer have a vector mask rasterize a shape and in this case it's the only way that I can do what I want to do so I'm gonna click OK when I click OK is this shape now scalable can i scale it up later not without loss of quality I showed you that in a previous demo if you remember so now I'm going to click that and watch the layer over here watch what happens to it boom you get rid of the layer it gets rid of the layer mask the the mask and it gets rid of the colors icon you see here and now it's just a pixel-based layer so now I'm gonna take my brush low opacity soft edged brush and I'm gonna start painting just along the edges no oh well it's starting to look good on the sheet but what's my problem then I'm getting into here what's happening that I probably don't want to have happen come on it's pretty obvious what's that yeah I'm also painting the background at the same time I only want to paint on the object now I could continue and then try and get rid of it later but that would just be a mess so what I'm gonna do is let me step backwards here a couple times and get rid of everything okay so now I'm look I just re restoran I am right click and rasterize it now um so what I'm gonna do is over here in the layers palette there's a really cool little button right here this is locked transparent pixels I'm gonna click that see how it's darkened now and now whenever I paint it doesn't go in the background it only allows you to add colors where there are all colors anything that's transparent stays transparent and very very handy little tool so I'm actually gonna make my brush a little bit bigger by hitting the bracket tool and notice I'm just going to be using the edge of the brush here and I'm very slowly using a bunch of clicks going to keep adding my shadows I am gonna add a little bit on the top here just ever so slightly and I'm gonna go back down to the bottom and I'm just gonna keep making a darker now I'm gonna take my opacity from 15 down to like five I'm gonna go a little bit more in the bottom right hand corner here and just darken it out already starting to look pretty good isn't it not too shabby now what do I need the highlight exactly with with a sphere your highlight is most likely not gonna be at the top edge here usually when we you know especially you know just stereotypically when you draw a sphere your highlights gonna be right up on the top quarter so that's why I darken the edges a little bit because a ball is actually going away from you on all the edges and so the easiest way to show that is to darken the edges a little bit even on the top where it's closest to the light you're still going to have a slight change in tone back here because it's still going away from the viewer you know in real life it might not even do that but at the same time when you're talking about illustrating that process it's a good idea so now I'm gonna go over here and I'm gonna flip-flop my black and my white colors I'm gonna go back here and I'm gonna get a slightly smaller brush and I'm gonna stay around 10% seems to work for me and I'm just gonna slowly start clicking on the highlights here and again multiple clicks works really well and I'm gonna concentrate a little bit more in the center here and then go out a little bit let's go even lighter back again so like three or four percent helps me out here just kind of spreads it out a little bit and then a lot of times what I'll just start doing is I'll just very carefully slowly start considering how bright I want that highlight to look that looks pretty good I'll probably stop there but I could I could continue to make it brighter but you get the idea now I've got this 3-dimensional sphere okay that really looks relatively round again now I've got something that has a little extra depth if I were to go back on this I think my shadows a little light I could probably make the highlight a little bit more the highlight is a lot brighter on the projector than it is on my screen the projector has horrible contrast that you guys are looking at so yeah you guys can all see it okay so I would probably go back in with the black here get a little bit of a bigger brush and start making the black even more noticeable take the opacity up a little bit get and notice I'm not even really painting on the object with a really soft edge brush it actually puts toned down in an area that's wider than the circle shows you so I can sit here and just just brush the edge and it will still put more dark more black in there I'm not painting with the actual brush especially for the shadows here now I'm starting to get what I like and I'll go into grow the shadow up the side that's that's that's better make it a little darker up on top here there we go so you know it takes some experience guys this is why I make you do sketches even in the computer design course this is why you got to draw your sketches you will not know how to do this you wouldn't even know that you should do this unless you have spent time drawing and looking at the way light falls on objects this is really important your understanding of light because light defines form I cannot emphasize this enough and I will say that again light defines form so if you were trying to show things form its shape in three-dimensional space you have got to understand how the light falls on an object and if you can't draw it on paper chances are nine out of ten you can't do it in the computer either so if you and and beyond that you won't even know that you should so when I go through this process with students I'll have a lot of students who would look at the flat blue shape without any of its effects and just say that's good enough when in reality they really need that three-dimensional shape to it and it's even just understanding that you need to do that that understanding is something that comes from your ability to see light understand what something is supposed to look like now last little lesson and this goes back to when you were talking about duplicating objects let's say I forgotten that I had to duplicate stuff beforehand and I created a bunch of circles and I like the way this circle is done so I like the layer effects on it and I want the layer effects on this one too okay you can drag and drop layer effects from one layer to another which is really cool so all I've got to do is go over here to my layers palette and hold the option key down and drag the effects into the next layer and they copy now be careful if you don't hold the option key down it doesn't copy them it just moves them so now they drop off of this object and then they pop into this one so you've got to have the option key held down you can also copy individual effects so for instance let's say I like my sphere I like the two buttons what I really want though is I want that drop shadow and I want exactly the same drop shadow well I could go into the layer effects click on the drop shadow and memorize all the numbers or much easier than that grab the drop shadow that's in the list here see that option drag just that one onto our shape and now you can see it's got the exact same drop shadow as all the others now one last one other thing just to illustrate it global lighting if I go and I change the global light notice it changes on all the objects so when you have global light setup it will change everything for every object that has that check in the layer options so be very careful when you start messing around with a global light because it will change everything does that make sense so those are layer styles creating three-dimensional shapes realize there are limitations especially to the bevel and emboss if you want to make something look like a sphere you know or something that's a little more organic little more round chances are you gonna have to do it on your own if you're gonna do that don't forget the lock transparency button up here that's huge that's a huge one and everybody forgets it any questions all right

3 Ways to Scale Layer Styles

3 Ways to Scale Layer Styles



hello and welcome to two minute design and age and today we're going to learn three ways to scale layer styles when resizing a layer first of all scaling layer styles what do you even need to do that oh yes dear you do take a look at this I have three layers here the background is on one layer and the text is on two legs two minute and design I'm gonna add the layer style to this layer I choose a stroke of ten pixels and hit OK now look what happens when I scale it down something looks wrong now huh told ya what happened is that what the layers been scaled down the stroke layer style is still at ten pixels now let's learn three ways to fix this try this right click on the layers effects and choose create layer this will create a layer of the thin so now we don't have the stroke as an effect but as a layer select these two layers and now we can resize them without any problem but this has a downside because I don't have access to the layer styles anymore I can't change the stroke size for example so here is another way to deal with that before resizing a layer keep an eye on the width and height percentage copy it and then apply the transformation now right-click on the layers effects and choose scale effects based in the value and hit OK hit OK again and you'll see that the stroke is now correct that was neat but for me there is a simpler way to do it right click on the layer not the effects but the layer itself and click convert to smart object that's it now you can resize the layer and the stroke at the same time and if for some reason you want to edit the stroke settings you just double-click the smart object hit OK and edit it here save the file and close it and the stroke is automatically updated using smart objects is my favorite way to deal with layer style scaling issues if you want to learn more about smart objects you can check out my other videos if you don't I don't care

How To Create Layer Styles (FREE Layer Style Pack) - Photoshop CC/CS6

How To Create Layer Styles (FREE Layer Style Pack) – Photoshop CC/CS6



what's up guys fixin a date bring you another Photoshop tutorial slash video today I'm giving you guys a free layer styles pack so before I get started I want to quickly say that not all of these styles are mine some of these I have accumulated over the last year or so as I've been using Photoshop and I've just downloaded a lot although about a third of these I'd probably say our mind that I've made so we do use this pack if you do go on to use it in your thumbnails or editing please are subscribe or like this scribe my channel will like this video as I have put quite a bit of effort into this and that'd be really appreciated so what a layer Styles pack is basically as you can see over on the right-hand side here I have all my Styles now by default I believe it will just be on libraries so just click over on the Styles tab and then you'll see all of your styles by default you will have 0 or you'll have 1 you always have the no Styles button that's all you'll have so what a style is is if I create a new layer here and I go on to pencil and I just draw a whole bunch and then I click on one of these styles so say this one and that style will apply to this layer so whichever one I pick they style then just apply to the layer so it's really useful comes in handy a lot when editing looks better on text than on just you know obviously blobs and then as you keep drawing with it on that layer everything will come out as that layer style so really fun and easy to use and just really really helpful so when you download it it will look exactly like this this is what you get I'll put a media file link in the description below to download it free so this is where you'll get now if you want to add one like say I have all of these already here except I don't have this one on the top lip the first one so what you're going to want to do is click the little arrow to drop down these Styles folder and you'll see that there is 48 styles so I have a lot here a lot to use um yeah so there's 48 of them now the one I want to use is style number one which is this on the top left I'm just going to click on that layer and then click over here on this new style button and as you can see this little square represents what is on this text so I want this one and I'm going to make this style one and I'm going to click OK and then as you can see it adds to the end of your list of styles now you can rearrange this I believe you can just move them around if you one in your order but that doesn't really matter so yeah all of these just you can just go one by one clicking on it and then clicking new and then educator it's the next one so basically it goes one two three four or five all the way down in rows main column sorry and till the very last one and yet really really useful really easy to use so if you guys do go on to use this in any thumbnails or any editing that you do is leave a link to that or tell me in the comments below that you're using it because I just like to know that you guys actually using the stuff that I do and actually this video is helping you guys so if you do use it please tell me the Khans below and leave a like on the video or even subscribe to my channel that we've really appreciated that's Richard guys like um subscribe and see you next one bye you

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Beginners Tutorial - Layer Styles

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Beginners Tutorial – Layer Styles



it's Ebola peak um fun definitely seven in this third Doral on Adobe Photoshop cs6 for beginners I'll be going over the layer the layer styles within this right here and it's a really easy to use all you gonna have to do is pretty much get used to using the layer style panel pretty much and this will allow you to do many different stuff with with this with the layer selected okay so before you know we start please leave a like that will you know show me some love and support to make more videos like this in the future so again just to remind you I am gonna be getting a ps3 and GTA 5 because that's how I like it if you guys do have Grand Theft Auto 5 on PlayStation please leave your name in the comments so I can add you as a friend if you guys do want friend cuz I don't have any friends right now but I will eventually so yeah so leave a comment if you have any you know any questions regarding this video or if you have any tutorial ideas so it's getting begin so here I have a plain red background right here and ice and I put in text hello world if you guys are wondering what text font will font i use i used the bebés new font and you can download this at the DEF diff'ent with da F Ont calm I'll post the link in the description if you guys want to download it go uh follow on so I have to separate out layers right here I did do a layer tutorial layers tutorial on my channel so you guys want to go ahead and search it just put in layer tutorial and that will bring up how to use the layers and it's really really helpful if you don't know how to use it yet so um I have two separate layers so I want to go ahead and organize this first I want to go ahead and work with the hello text so that's the first one here hello so if you double click it will bring up the layer style window if you don't have that I gotta do is you can either right click and go over to blending options and this will take you to the same the same window alright so once you have done this you will have pretty much many options okay and right here it says styles this goes in order okay so whatever you do with bevel and emboss this will be the very first thing you will see if we were to do say inner shadow this will come in second unless you have something like stroke already there then that's gonna appear first so it goes like this it goes bevel it pretty much goes down the list okay I want to go too much into that so what do you have the window layer style window open you see that the blending options is default okay so this is the blending options this right here is he playing and blending options whatever you're on that's what it's gonna be okay and then you will see general blending so this little square right here just for blending so general blending so you can blend whatever you want you could do like multiply you need to light in you can do screen but since I have nothing really set it's not really gonna work unless you have set something on either bevel and emboss contour or texture okay so I'm not gonna mess with this yet the opacity this goes just for this this will decrease the opacity of the word the word hello you can also use on your keyboard left if you click right here if you use oh my goodness the left and right arrow keys if I can okay it's not working okay it's the up and down keys who would've known okay so it's the up and down keys if you hold down shift so if I hold down shift and I press down this will go down every ten ever that every 10% or if you're doing to increase it go up 10% okay advanced blending again this is the fill opacity you can change the channels with red green and blue you can uncheck these if you don't want some reds so kind of turn blue if you don't want greens or if you don't want blues okay I like the all looks pretty cool the knockout this pretty much is I don't really mess around with knockout because I don't really use it it's pretty much the interior transparency so it's the inside that cell transparents gonna be I guess I'm not gonna go over all of these because it's not much that you can do with these not a lot of people use them so blend if you can do blending so if you go gray you can easily blend whatever you're gonna be doing again I don't mess around with this but you can if you wish so I'm babbling emboss okay so what this does let me move this right here you guys can still see it first let me go ahead and move these two over and mess around with this there guys yeah now you can see so if I were to go to bevel and emboss okay you will see here that it will give it a bevel so will make it look 3d and kind of like a balloon bubble text okay style it's the inner bevel okay so this will affect the inner inside okay the interior if you redo the outside it affect the outside so pretty much the shadows okay you can do emboss so this is just I think both pillow emboss so I think it's inside but on the signs this one looks pretty cool and I just got a text message you can do stroke emboss okay that works pretty much the same for this if you have a stroke which I'll be showing you later so um by default it should be outer bevel and once you have done that if you go over to technique you will see smooth chisel hard and chisel soft this pretty much is how how how hard like you want it don't stop thinking dirty guys but yeah that's pretty much what it when it does okay that's how sharp you want the stroke to be the depth this is if you increase it it will increase the depth right here you can see that it looks more it's more in depth okay pretty much strength so yeah the direction you can point this either down facing up or down you can change the size you can make it really huge or it's so so big that it just lags okay now I wouldn't really mess around with that soft and you can soft in this so it makes it look like it's kind of like a melted hello this would this would work really good if you're gonna do like a chocolate poster or something if we were to do like chocolate or something or text I don't look really really good if you're gonna do this shading you can do angle he can angle it to however you'd like to do this okay so this will do the global so this will be this will affect everything you also get a little preview right here if you don't want this preview like if you don't want to see how like if I can check this you won't see what it's gonna affect but you can see it right here you can see what it's affecting okay I like to keep it on preview so I can see what I'm doing if you uncheck use global light this pretty much is the actual circle right here so it's kind of a kind of pointless button okay well that looks really cool the glass let's see glass contour this is pretty much how pretty much how realistic you wanted to look I've never really gone over this because I never really use it so I don't know you might want you might want to use it but this is pretty much how the contour would look so sort of like a the shape if you think about it the shape okay anti Alice or anti-alias a least I don't know how to pronounce that highlight mode mode you can change you can darken you can multiply ayah keep it on normal you also change the color if you want to so you can do like a blue and go with that I want to see how Brown would look like they look really really interesting so okay opacity again you can change the opacity so whatever you do right here it says the highlight mode or whatever gonna be changing it mostly gives you for most of the time it gives you the opacity to either increase or decrease the opacity the shadow mode again work the same way just a shadow okay contour if you click on this well this one would just be the contour and the texture texture if you click on pattern right here you just click it once you can select a pattern that you would like to do with the bevel and emboss okay so if you have more more patterns or if you want to install it if you click on these settings right here and you go over to load patterns you can select that and you can select a pattern for i think it's a photoshop photoshop file you open it and it will import all of your pattern so i will do a video on that if you guys wish so i will leave a comment below you can create a new pattern rename a pattern to lead a pattern you can go over to text large thumbnails smart a small list these are pretty much your sizes he can do preset managers to edit your patterns and all of this crazy stuff what else so you have a lot of stuff so you can do our artists if I click OK you can see that it gives you really cool effects here I think this one they used for the Mac the background a thing which is pretty cool the linen pattern that they used but yeah you can select the ones that they already have which is a preset you can snap to origin so this will I think put it in centered you can scale it you can see the preview you could scale it or make it smaller you can also see you on your effect there and increase or decrease the depth now moving along we've got the stroke stroke it can increase the size this pretty much goes and pretty much outlines what are we going to be using it could be a picture it could be anything in this case I am using it texts which is hello you can increase the size to make it look really really fat and nasty or it can make it really thin like this again works the same way if you hold down shift it goes up 20 or I mean goes up 10 points or pixels I believe I don't know correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's pixels or points its pixels position you can position this on the outside which it is right now you can position this an inside I really don't recommend doing that because it just gives you a really nasty effect you can go into the center so this will be pretty much like the center so I don't know I like keep it on outside blend mode again it gives you the same thing you can do lighten or lighten whatever so this will really lighten it up you can't really see it you can do color dodge or relay what really is pretty cool you can also decrease the opacity remember what I told you you can also a decrease or increase the opacity for each effect that you do and I like it like like this Phil type you can select your fill okay so you can select color since it's black right here if I were to do say blue and click OK you will see that it will change if I increase the opacity I want to go over to normal so you guys can see this better starting to do blue you can see that it does change the color you can also do a gradient so I think I've gone over a tutorial on how to do gradients if I have not please leave a comment so I can so you can so you guys can remind me if you click on this again you can edit whatever you want I'm just gonna put the preset and click OK you can also do patterns just like I did back then or actually earlier I did how to do patterns so you can import load use the presets that came in with Photoshop and do all that crazy stuff so styles you can again simple gradient stuff radial angle all of this stuff like this one you can change the angle so you can see it gives you the priest the preview which comes really in handy actually differ I don't know what this does I think it kind of soft soft ins it scale you can scale it up or make it I'm gonna go ahead and reset to default if you go over to inner shadow this increases a inner shadow so if you guys want like a stamp look or something you could do this you can increase the distance to make it look even more shallow or look or make it look more depth in them choke this is how how shallow I guess it would be I'm not I don't know how to explain it but you'll figure it out you can do size you can increase the size I think the more you increase the size this the less you see it so the more the less opacity the angle you can change the angle like this you can see that so this right here the dark spot is what you're that where the angle is going to be and then this would be your object I believe so that that's holidays so you can increase or decrease the opacity you change your blend modes quality of gain contour you can increase the noise I'm going to reset that inner shadow sorry if this tutorials long but I hope this is helping you going over the layer style blend mode again same thing opacity you can increase or decrease the opacity if you don't want ingredient can simply click on this usually it does give you a actually if you want ingredient you can actually select this one right here and then you can choose green and then click OK but I'm not going to do that I select a solid color we go with green because who doesn't like green elements technique you get you select either softer or precise you pretty much softens the it pretty much softens the the blend mode or I think or the color I'm not familiar with this source you can Center edge again choke this is just an inner glow so you I don't think you guys can see it as much so that's the bad thing okay the next one we have is satin saying is kind of like the bevel and emboss but the opposite it makes it look like like a balloon I guess I don't know how to explain it but if I want it's like red or something which kind of makes sense with the background you can increase or decrease the opacity it just makes it look more bubbly I guess you could change the angle increase the distance well it's really cool yeah and you can also increase the size or decreases sighs contour that's how it looks that's how the shape is so if you wanted to change this you could go ahead and be my guess okay next thing we have is the color overlay this is really common when you're gonna be selecting solid colors so if you don't want any of these and have a standard color you could go over to color overlay go to blend mode you can select whatever color you want so first let me select a I'm gonna go with that yellow cuz I know you guys like yellow you yellow lovers you can go over to dissolve you can go to multiply can go to lighten if you goo if you do lighten pretty much takes it off with colors okay so I'm gonna go over to normal because the blend mode on color is kind of pointless so you can increase or decrease the opacity as you can see there and that's all you can do here the next one we have is gradient overlay now gradient again blend mode I'm not gonna go over that anymore opacity decrease or increase the opacity if you want to change the gradient just click on this right here if you click on the arrow it's kind of like a shortcut to go to select the presets that it came in with Photoshop so if you want to if you don't want to go over to by clicking this and changing it or going here in the presets you can do that as so but if you do want to change or insert your own custom gradient click on this you can go over to load and load your custom ingredients and it will pop up right there if you want a standard the one that came with Photoshop just click the black and white should be foreground to background the gradient type can do solid or noise I keep it on solid smoothness you can increase or decrease the smoothness I keep it at hundred to make it look nice and and smooth now when it comes to selecting gradients you can see this is kind of like a illusion in reality it looks like it's getting shorter and bigger if you ask me I don't know but in reality it's the same exact size but if you want to change it if you click on the right here on the the bottom one right here the black square and you click color you can select that you can either import your own hex code which is a color code you put in your colors right here so I'm gonna do like a pink for you you're a girl watching this then that's awesome but if you're not and that's okay yeah so you can go over to purple or something and it looks pretty cool so if you guys see that in the left right here this starts and this will be the lightest color if you go over to the very right this will be your darkest color or vice-versa it doesn't really matter but if you want to switch it are you gonna do is click on this click the this arrow right here and click and drag okay and flip them around and that will be the opposite so this differs depending from which color you selected so if you selected a dark one then obviously you want a lighter color on the other side or else it'd be kind of pointless I'm using the gradient editor so that's pretty much it you can also create a new gradient if so if you want to save this you don't want to go like go back go over here and select all the colors you can just simply click and click OK then you're done you can also save your preset to be you can give it a name and save it to the gradients folder within the to go over do so go over to users your name library application support Adobe Adobe Photoshop cs6 presets gradients and that's where it's gonna save it so if you guys want some gradients go over to your gradients folder in the presets folder in Photoshop it's kind of like a big tongue twister there but that's how you use it alright so now we have a pattern overlay the blend mode again opacity you can change whatever pattern you can like so you can add patterns custom patterns same thing go over to load and that will load your pattern it's okay so let's pretty much it outer glow works the same thing as inner glow you can see the only difference that you get in inner inner glow is the source but that's pretty much it ok so this is just the outer glow the other one was the inner glow so it be inside right here so if I were to select a color say like red or something if I already increase the opacity and shades a spread you can see you can start seeing the the color pink over there color you select it which is pretty cool the next one we have is the drop shadow I want to be most useful and the most used style layer style in the layer style window in Photoshop so if you select the drop drop shadow and go over to blend mode you can select again whatever you'd like I'll go to normal I think the default is multiply something keep it multiply you can select a color my current is black and go over to red green I'm go with a really cool nice blue chill color a little blue every color opacity can decrease or increase your opacity you can change the angle so again gives you the preview right here so if we were to angle it upwards to 62 degrees you can see that it's gonna be the bottom-left scale pretty cool use global light again same thing this is your Global's distance spread size gone over this can increase the distance this will increase the how far from your object will be so again this does not have to be text it could be anything it could be a picture it could be an object it could be a shape whatever spread you can spread how far apart you want it to be from that object and these size is how big you want the they drop shadow to be contour again you can increase the noise or you can change the way it's shaped and that is pretty much going that's pretty much everything in layer style on how to use it so if this helps you in any way please please leave a like in the ratings below that helps me so much to create videos and show me that I do have you guys supporting my videos leave a comment you have any you know any questions regarding this video any video tutorials and I'll see you guys on my next video peace

How to use Layer Styles? PhotoShop CC Tutorials

How to use Layer Styles? PhotoShop CC Tutorials



let's talk about layer styles in Photoshop in this tutorial we will learn about how to apply layer styles and how to share them between layers and how to utilize layer styles to make our content more appealing look in this I've applied some layer styles to this word ww guru 99 com here you can see some layer styles like bevel and emboss stroke gradient overlay and drop shadow we can turn them on or off individually or all together and this FX icon indicates this layer has applied a layer style to apply a layer style to a layer you need to select the layer and go to layer menu then layer style and choose any of the layer Styles you want to apply and it will open the layer style panel where you are able to edit each and every layer style as per your requirement here I have already applied some layer styles like bevel and emboss I've got some options in that I can easily edit them then I got stroke and gradient overlay and drop shadow all these have their own and different customizable options if you want to add or subtract any layer style then just click on it another way to apply a layer style is at the bottom of the layer panel have a look at this FX icon by clicking on this button you will have the same options that you have seen in the layer menu now let's talk about sharing layer styles between two layers so here I have one more text layer free online education there are many different ways to share layer styles here's a very quick way hold down the Alt key and grab the FX icon and drop it on the layer to which you want to apply the same layer styles it will copy and paste the layer style in one single move another way is just right click on the layer having the layer style and select copy layer style and go and right-click your target layer and select paste layer style now if you think you don't like this layer style then you can easily grab the FX icon and drag it to the trash it will only delete the layer style and not the layer itself one more way you can simply right-click on the layer and choose clear layer style and it will clear all the layer styles which you have applied on that layer one more important thing is that you can also detach layer styles from their lair for that you simply need to right-click on the FX icon and choose create layers it will create layers for each and every layer style that you have applied to your layer you can also turn them on and off and you can work on them as separate layers one more thing about layer style is that if a layer style is applied to a text layer then it is easily editable so go ahead and retype and you will get the same effects on new typed words you