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Well, you're on the right track. The key is to use layer styles. Here's my shot: Settings: Add Bevel & Emboss. Choose "Chisel Hard" under technique, play around with the settings and use the "Cove - Deep" preset under Contour. Add a dark grey to bright white linear Gradient Overlay. Angle it and limit it so that it begins with the white in the top ...


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I'm guessing you're using a stroke layer style on your shape in Photoshop. If you use a Layer Mask directly on the layer that has the shape with the effect, it will create the result you see on your top image. It won't delete the stroke but create a new "path" for it to follow instead, the stroke will simply wrap that shape and still be visible. But if you ...


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Create a shape layer in the desired shape and with any colour fill; Add your drop shadow using Layer Styles; Make sure that on the Drop Shadow settings, the box 'Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow' is ticked; In the Layers palette, reduce the layer's 'Fill' property (not Opacity) to 0%. 'Fill' functions exactly the same as Opacity, except it doesn't affect any ...


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This is because the colour overlay's blending mode (or any layer effect's) is a standard Normal. It's rather counterintuitive, but that Normal does not obey the layer's owen blending mode. The overlay you see is therefore a regular red with blending mode Normal. You can fix this by going into the layer effects dialog box and changing the effect's blending ...


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Here is my shot I have used Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, Gradient Overlay and Satin Screenshots of used effects Drop Shadow : [ Blend_Mode:multiply,100%,#000000 ] [ Angle:120, Global_Light:No ] [ 4px:0%:1px ] [ Contour:Defaults/CoveDeep ] [Noise: 0% ] Inner Shadow : [ Blend_Mode:overlay,100%,#ffffff ] ...


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I don't believe there is a way to transform a pattern overlay as a layer style (I may be wrong), but what you can do is use the "Create Layers" command to convert the pattern to a reguler image layer and transform the pattern from there. Simply right-click the effect in the layers panel (or go to Layer → Layer Style) and choose "Create Layer[s]": You can ...


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When you apply effects that have a light source, you have the option of using a global light source. That global light source is always the same for all layers. You can edit the global light source indepentantly of your layers by going to Layer → Layer Style → Global Light. If you don't want to use the global light source simply uncheck Use Global Light in ...


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Hold the Command/Ctrl key down and click the layer thumbnail for the "B". This will load a selection. Highlight the green layer Hold the Option/Alt key down and click the New Mask icon () at the bottom of the Layers Panel. This will provide a non-destructive way to remove one layer's contents from another. Working non-destructively has great benefits and ...


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First of all: 20MB is not large. I routinely take photos using a Canon 4Ti DSLR which creates 25MB RAW files that are about 21MB when saved as a 1-layer TIFF with LZW compression (after cropping/fixing). That said, you asked "why." So normal bottom layer in a PSD is going to be a minimum of (pixel width x height x channels) bytes. For RGB color, this is 3 ...


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Select layer 1 in the Layers Panel, make sure it is highlighted. Click on the selection tool, I would suggest the Magic Wand tool if you're using Photoshop. Select/highlight the areas you wish to knock out of the layer 0. Then, with that area still highlighted, click on layer 0 in the layers panel. Press delete on your keyboard. And hide Layer 1 so ...


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Yes. This is what Graphic Styles in Illustrator are designed to do. More information can be found in Illustrator's Help Files : https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/graphic-styles.html It may also be beneficial to explore Symbols within Illustrator. Symbols are based more upon specific artwork than effects, but the use of Symbol Instances can be handy....


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If you're using a Layer Style in Photoshop, just drop the Fill opacity down to 0. This will render the smart object invisible and preserve the Layer Style effect:


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I have clients working with 100-200...700 mb PSD files. One large brochure with many pictures (PSD, TIF, etc) can easily go into the GB+ range. For large print jobs this is 'normal'. Depends on what you are using these for. One thing you can do, but this only adds up to the overall size, is create a separate folder with flattened PSD's, which will be ...


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With my massive 3500pt text in a bold (Impact) at the upper echelon of what Bevel and Emboss can do natively we get this: Now if we need to go beyond that we move to Scale Effects which can be found by right clicking on the effect in your layer panel, or under Layer → Layer Style on the main menu system. This only scales beyond the limit for the "...


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The only work around is creating the effects yourself. It may seem daunting at first. But in reality most effects are just.. Duplicating the current layer. Setting a clipping mask of the original to the duplicate. Setting a blur, color, stroke effect on the duplicate. Different combinations of the last step will achieve different layer effects.


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Turn off Use Global Light in the Shadow properties


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You can hide them, if you click on the triangle icon next to the fx icon. If you want to hide all at once hold down alt while clicking on the icon. If you want them off by default, you can go to the list icon in the top right of the layers panel, click on panel options and uncheck expand new effects. (I had to guess the translations, since I am on the ...


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Right click the shape layer you want to copy styles from in the layers panel, and choose Copy Shape Attributes. Right click the shape layer you want to paste the styles on in the layers panel, and choose Paste Shape Attributes.


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Should really consider using Shape instead with Fill and Stroke. Then when you use a Layer Mask to erase part of it the Stroke won't be affected. It will give you a better workflow for most things while keeping things higher quality and less destructive.


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If using layer style effects to get the border (stroke in layer effects) then you want to toggle the "Layer Mask Hides Effects" checkbox under "Blending Options".


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You can do that using nested symbols. The idea is creating a main symbol (N) that contains others symbols (N-1). Then, you can define variants for each sub-symbol (N-1). For example, in your pricing symbol, if you want your background being switchable, it has to be a symbol itself. Create your main symbol Convert each element you want to be switchable to ...


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Since that first example image has a transparent background, we can safely say that it was brushed using the Brush tool. To make things easier, I would perhaps use Dodge tool and Burn tool. Some key points ( specifically for creating this type of shape ): First I made the 2 base shapes on separate layers. Then I laid down some basic lighting to make the ...


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This is hacky, and destructive. Create the internal shadow on its own layer, and set blend mode as required. When you need to upscale, rasterise this layer. Fortunately there's almost no detail inside a blurred shadow, so the scaling shouldn't be noticeably negative to the quality of the image. But will retain its relative size.


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Is there any way to get Photoshop to use the group's layer styles when exporting the child assets? In short - no. But you can transfer them to your individual layers without too much trouble. What you need to do is right-click on your group within the Layers Panel and choose 'Copy Layer Style'... You'll want to Clear Layer Style from the Group as well so ...


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They are merely patterns available in the Swatches Panel... "Basic Graphic Lines" and "Basic Graphic Dots". Then it appears the opacity has been lowered after the pattern fills have been applied.


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GIMP doesn't support that kind of layer clipping and isn't fully compatible with the PSD format, but there is a simple work around. If you put the fill and smudge graphics within a layer group, you can set the blending mode of the filled layer to "Screen", and it will not affect layers below the group. For example Note that GIMP has its own native ...


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That's an optical illusion - if you zoom in really close, you'll notice that the shadow is actually the same, but because of the higher contrast between the white part and the shadow, it seems to have a contour that the blue part does not (at least that's what it looks like for me). What you can do (it's a bit of a workaround, I know) is: Apply a Stroke to ...


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Try applying a gradient map layer style on the multiply layer. That way, if you map the white to stay white, you can map the black to your desired colour. Another way to achieve a similar effect is to revert the layer to 'normal' opacity and play with the blending settings in the Layer Style window: Drag the top bar's right indicator a bit to the left, and ...


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For what it's worth, if you have a layer with styles, then put that layer in a group and put a layer mask on the group, you can use the mask to mask out anything in the group, whether actual pixel layer content or the styles.


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