I see this line effect in a lot of mobile apps. It looks pretty nice. How can I recreate this effect in Photoshop?
bevel emboss > pillow emboss (select from dropdown)
You can follow these screenshots, I tried to explain this as easy/best as I can.
My output : I reduced its opacity to 55% you can use 100% or anything to make it look more appealing ....
Hope this will help
I would do it like this:
Make a new layer.
Make a Black line with Line Tool in that layer. Put Fill Pixels setting on so you can deselect anti-aliasing.
Go to that layers Blending Options.
From above Drop Shadow in the "Bleding options: Default" Set Blend Mode: Overlay. Set fill to match the white drop shadow. Then adjust the Opacity above to give both of the lines a general opacity. ( And when I say match, I mean so that it looks good.. )
For the "fade to transparent" look, I would use Eraser tool with Soft Round Brush that of course has hardness 0 if that isn't clear enough. ( Or Layer mask and do same thing with Brush Tool and Black color. )