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Add Depth To Photoshop Shapes

CoverPhotoshop ships with a number of shapes, but they can often seem a little ‘flat’. In this video I add various shading, and text, to a banner to give it some depth.





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Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

2 Comments on Add Depth To Photoshop Shapes

  1. I can think of a possible improvement on that technique for creating the 3D-ish ribbon – rather than convert the ribbon shape, shadow and clipped shading to a new layer, convert it to a Smart Object instead. That way, you can go back later to change the colour of the ribbon.

  2. You’re absolutely right Alan, Smart Objects are a great way to work. This video is a demonstration of a technique rather than a definitive way to do a particular job though.

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