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PHOTOSHOP® CS DOWN & Dirty TRICKS by Scott Kelby

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Gothic Chiseled Type Effect

Sure the Harry Potter movies had some amazing special effects, but did you see that beautifully beveled logo? That thing is a Layer Styles work of art. What may be most amazing about it is that the entire thing is created in just one dialog box (the Layer Styles dialog). So here's a look at how to turn some plain gray type into a gold gothic chiseled effect that is pure gold at the box office.

Quick Tip: Gradients

  • To bring up the Gradient Editor, switch to the Gradient tool and in the Options Bar at the top, click once on the Gradient thumbnail.

  • To add a new Color Stop to your gradient, click anywhere below the Gradient Editor Bar.

  • To remove a Color Stop, click-and-drag downward.

  • To edit the color of any Color Stop, ...

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