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I want give this effect on corners that looks raised instead of flat on both dark and light colored objects like below

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I tried using Bevel & Emboss effect:

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As you can see below, light background color gets raised effect with above settings enter image description here

but nothing seems to visible like that on dark background color object corners and it looks flat. enter image description here

Changing Altitude and Angle values shows raised effect on dark color but is not visible on light color. Played a lot many times with values but cannot get desired results. Am I missing something?

Please tell how can I get the raised effect visible on dark and light colored background object corners?

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    Set the effect to difference. – 13ruce Feb 6 at 14:07
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  • @13ruce where to select ? – jbax Feb 6 at 16:37
  • Google "How to change blend mode in Photoshop." – 13ruce Feb 6 at 18:50
  • @13ruce got it thanks – jbax Feb 6 at 19:18
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I assume your structure is like this:

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You have a camera lens or some other interesting part surrounded by a beveled frame. The interesting part is in my image only dark grey, but I call it Mid part, the bevel area is lighter grey. You want to color the bevel as described in the question, but Mid part must stay as is.

Bevel & Emboss should do it. Here's a test of it:

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At first we have BW test background layer, then we have two copies of the problematic shape. One copy has the beveled area and Mid part (= all), the other copy is the Mid part only. You need it because beveling easily affect to the whole shape. Delete the bevel area with a selection or set a layer mask to get the Mid part only.

Apply Bevel & Emboss to the whole shape layer. Find rich enough shading to make the bevel different than both possible backgrounds. I made my own bumpy bevel curve. It unfortunately lightens the Mid part, but we have a copy:

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Place the Mid part only version to cover the affected Mid part. Test the looks on both background colors:

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ADD: One long time member suggested that you actually want the phone body to be shaded. He has quite often written something that should be noted. So, here's a single Bevel&Emboss setting for both black and white phone bodies:

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  • I'm pretty sure OP wanted to know how to replicate the shadows/highlights on the rounded edges of the black phone. – Joonas Feb 7 at 7:43
  • @Joonas his own attempts have the phone body as the background. – user287001 Feb 7 at 8:47
  • I don't know man, he shows 2 original pictures with a white and a black phone and then 2 of his own attempts with the white phone showing a clearly different edge shadow and the black phone without any kinda highlight on the phone edge and he says "but nothing seems to visible like that on dark background color object corners and it looks flat". – Joonas Feb 7 at 8:53
  • @Joonas It's possible that you are right. I added it to the answer. – user287001 Feb 7 at 11:00
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You have to play with the HIghLight Mode and Shadow Mode.

The highlight mode is not needed after some tests.

I put a lighter color in the Shadow Mode and set it to Screen adjusting its opacity(The normal mode will work fine too).

See the image below:

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  • Will the bottom settings work for both colours? – jbax Mar 15 at 9:31

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