In short, I am using a font with sharp corners in Photoshop. However, using a bevel modifier subverts this effect by adding curves where it deems necessary - is there any way to remove this?


Quick Edit: I would also like to remove the curve introduced by the text stroke if possible, thanks.

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    Unfortunately no, that's the way Photoshop works with both these effects.
    – Luciano
    Jun 21, 2017 at 8:34

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You can't do this with layer effects alone because the inside corners have a curved edge. You'd need to draw the inside square edged bevel yourself. It's not impossible, although probably not something you want to do for many letters, but for one letter it's definitely manageable.

Start off by applying the layer effects as you normally would, then . . .

Zoom in and place lots of guides where the bevel edges and corners are (or should be). Create a new layer. Use the Polygon Lasso Tool to recreate each section. Use the Eyedropper Tool i to sample the colour, and fill with Foreground Colour Shift+F5. Repeat until you've fixed all the problem bevels.

Screenshot Filling Selection

This took me less than 10 minutes. You could probably fix the strokes to have sharp corners in the same way.

Finished R Letter

Another possibility, if you want everything to be rescalable, would be to recreate the entire letter using filled vector shapes - or dispense with Photoshop altogether and recreate it in Adobe Illustrator, which would be the ideal option if this is part of a logo.


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