Black Chrome

This is a different style of chrome technique that I developed for my “Down & Dirty Tricks” column in Photoshop User magazine. I call it “Black Chrome,” but the chrome part is really the bevel around the black shiny letters. Again, this is another technique that works best if you create it at a large size or high resolution first, and then resize it down to the final size you'll need.

Quick Tip: Using the Clouds filter

The Clouds filter renders a random cloud pattern based on your current Foreground color. The clouds generated by the Clouds filter are usually pretty light in density, so if you want darker clouds, instead of choosing the Clouds filter, choose the Difference Clouds filter.

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