Layer Effects

Lesson 6/16 - Layer Style: Inner Glow


Layer Effects


Lesson Info

Layer Style: Inner Glow

Next thing is going to be our inner glow and our inner glow here is different than her inner shadow our inner shadow is actually casting with light our inner glow was going to be continuous all around the perimeter of our object but is going to turn off in her shadow right now to do the inner glow and the inner glow right here is a whole lot softer simply because the default mode is screen and so if we look under the default mode of screen here, you'll see that it's always it's under the lightened portion so it's always going to lighten what we're doing. So in a lot of cases people like I used the inner glow, but I don't see very much and it's like, well, maybe your inner glow is really dim and it isthe because it's under the lightened mode so I'm gonna set this to say darken and that I'm going to do some use something other than white. So a lot of times I see nothing going on because I'm using a lightened vote with white I'm going to go in and I'm going to use a darkened mode with say...

, red so we can see this a whole lot more and this is going to allow me to go in and of course I'm going to change the choke and I'm going to change the size here soften that and this is going to do it from a continuous parameter all around the entire edge, no lighting direction whatsoever. It just kind of gives me that nice smooth quality there and setting it alight in here and when we're using I mean, even when I'm using red enlightened mode here, not much shows up, so when you get in here this is the default right here and you see how much it does I mean, you can barely see that little mode of lighten or screen that they normally use said it does something different I'm just going to send it to multiply and then use a different color here so we can actually see the difference as it goes. A lot of times people get confused with that, they're like it doesn't do anything it is you just have to understand what mode you're working with. I can control the noise too, so I get more little crispy bits in there and then I can also go in and control how it's actually forming to my shape so I can have just a softer one where it kind of does the pedals and where it meets in the middle really doesn't care very much oregon say no follow all the lines all the way on through so that I get this inner glow it's not a nice inner glow it's a very distinct inner glow and again I could go. We and I can control the contour of that inner glow as well, to get different contours and not contouring shape right here. Okay, because that's under my bevel on boss, I'm actually contouring the glow itself right there. So if I do my inner shadow now, it kind of kind of like, doesn't crispy bits there. But now I have been a shadow and my inner glow, and you could do really cool stuff now trying to go in. And this is this happens all the time trying to go in. People immediately go in and, like, I have to create that. So they try to draw and the driving his depend tool, and they try to use the paint fresh tool. Now, a lot of these air effects.

Class Description

You might know how to add a drop shadow to a layer or add a bevel and emboss to type, but what about more complex layer effects? Join Jason Hoppe for Layer Effects and advance your Photoshop layering skills.

The tips, tricks, and tools you learn in this course will help you create water droplets, gold embossed type, and ghost drop shadows. You’ll also explore troubleshooting strategies for removing background from logos and scaling layer effects when images change size. By the end of this course, you’ll be layering like a pro.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2


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