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What effect is used to provide this relief look on a lapel pin proof?

Dec 31, 2012 11:35 AM

Tags: #effects #filters #cs5.1 #pin #lens #relief #lapel

I am working on sending a proof to someone for a project and have my file in vector for manufacturing.  I also have it in jpeg format and would like to be able to create an effect like this one shows.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?  It seems the gold outline looks raised and the colors of the pin are sunken in to provide a 3-D effect.

 

I am also curious how to "mirror" the image and fill with a solid color to create the backside markings.  I have done this in the past in Corel but am somewhat new to PS.

Proof-4.jpg

 

The image below is the image I am working with where the black would be raised and the red, white, blue would have the "sunken" appearance

 

TNstealie.jpg

 
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Dec 31, 2012 12:26 PM   in reply to wrayand

    With the image all rasterized in pixels, you'll have to do it a bit differently than if you had it in vector shapes in several layers.

     

    Just one possible way to get there from here:

     

    • Increase the canvas size to include empty space all around.
    • Select then mask or delete the white surround.
    • Duplicate the graphic as a second layer, run Filter - Stylize - Emboss, then set that layer to Overlay.
    • Add a Drop Shadow Layer Style to the original layer.
    • Test it on several different backgrounds.

     

    EmbossPlusDropShadow.png

     

    Here's the PSD file if you'd like to look at the individual layers:

     

    http://Noel.ProDigitalSoftware.com/ForumPosts/EmbossPlusDropShadow.psd

     

    -Noel

     
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    Dec 31, 2012 5:34 PM   in reply to wrayand

    If you have the parts separate, you could use the Bevel Layer Style (with "Outer Bevel") on just the black parts on a separate layer, and I'm sure you'll get a better result than the above.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 11:22 AM   in reply to wrayand

    wrayand wrote:

     

    there is not a place for me to upload the PSD file to to show what is happening

     

    You could upload to Dropbox (or a similar service) and post a link.

     

    https://www.dropbox.com/tour

     
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