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I would like to know how to create this effect which is on this logo:

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I am talking about changing smooth color of the Scribd blue dot. Thanks!

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Check out the answers on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/3465/… –  Farray Sep 6 '11 at 6:33
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Most of this look can be created by 3 color gradient: Light blue - Dark blue - Light blue. For things like this you want to turn to the good ol' blending options. –  Joonas Sep 6 '11 at 7:14

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This is actually a basic thing to do in Photoshop. In regards to everybody saying that these types are gradients: Yes it looks like a gradient, but if you look closely you can see the gradient type is rounded. Now of course we can say "this is a radial gradient then". Sure we can!

A way simpler solution is to turn on bevel and emboss and simply soften it out.

Result:

logo recreation

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You butchered that logo.. And I stand behind my words that most of that look can be created by 3 color gradient. –  Joonas Sep 6 '11 at 8:28
    
Heres example img7.imageshack.us/img7/181/scribd.jpg - Last 2 logo circles are recreations. –  Joonas Sep 6 '11 at 8:46
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I did not say it couldnt be done, don't be offended. The easy way for him to accomplish this is to simply use a bevel. And its not about the logo, its about the dot. But eh, thanks for the -1 i guess –  Luuk Sep 6 '11 at 9:22
    
I'm not offended, I'm just stunned how you made that circle that doesn't look anything like the original and all this while saying that its not a gradient. When actually a 3 color gradient does almost perfect job. Its not like setting 3 colors in a gradient is somehow difficult. The minus point was given because you butchered that blue circle. Its not even the same color. –  Joonas Sep 6 '11 at 9:29
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Its not about the actual circle, it is about the technique behind it. This took me just a few seconds, but it got the job done to explain the technique. I can make it 1 on 1, but why should i? I do not think he will use the actual circrle shape... otherwise the advice would be: take your eliptical marque tool and select the cirle, then press CTRL + C. But eh, you are entitled to your opinion, so it is all good –  Luuk Sep 6 '11 at 11:33

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