enter image description hereI am trying to create a bevel effect similar to the attached image. I have set the depth to 30%, size to 1px and soften to 0px, but the final effect has bevels which are not as crisp as those on the attached image - the bevels look very slightly blurred. Any advice on the necessary settings to recreate the bevels seen in this image please?

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Set size to 0px on the Bevel to get it very crisp. But 1px schould do exactly what you see in the picture you posted. What I also see in your image is an inner glow (black) which might add to the desired effect you are looking for.

This is depth 100% and size 1px plus an inner glow of 5px and 25%:

enter image description here

  • Setting the size to 0 helped a lot - thank You! I tried your second suggestion b as well, but when I add the drop shadow and set its angle to -90, it also adjusts the angle of the inner shadow?
    – RunLoop
    Aug 29, 2012 at 12:31
  • Deselect the box that says "Use Global Light" in the drop shadow preferences
    – Ryan
    Aug 29, 2012 at 12:33

Try setting your mode to "Chisel Hard". If that doesn't work, try working with the bevel profile (next selection down on the tree).

  • Setting the mode to Chisel had no visible effect unfortunately
    – RunLoop
    Aug 29, 2012 at 12:09

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