Replicate Bevel/Shadows/Highlights of 10.5 Folder Icons in PS

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by cosmokanga2, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

    cosmokanga2

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    #1
    I hope you guys can help.

    I'm trying to create a quick folder icon that has the same bevel or shadow/highlight features that the application, burn and so on folders have in Mac os 10.5. I'm not familiar with using the blending options in PS and was wondering if anyone would mind giving me some pointers in how to create this?

    Example:
    Picture 1.png

    What I would like to apply it to:
    Picture 3.png

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. sfh macrumors regular

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  3. sfh macrumors regular

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    #3
    looks like you have the blend more right.

    for the layer that has the notebook on it ... click on fx then select bevel and emboss then play with the settings to make it look like you want it to
     
  4. cosmokanga2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    CS4. Upgraded from Elements 4 when I moved to the Mac. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I'd do a multiply or overlay blending mode and, for starters, add an inner shadow and maybe a very transparent (~10%) outer glow. Then just play around and tweak it until it looks right.
     
  6. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    1. Set your project to 100% zoom.
      (CS4 might be improved in this regard, but previous versions were not accurate at other zoom levels.)
    2. Create your object and fill it with white.
    3. Use a layer style to create the bevel:
      Bevel and Emboss : Emboss
      Click the "Down" radio button.
      Adjust the bevel properties to match your target.
    4. In the same layer style dialog:
      Choose the "Color Overlay" style
      Set the color swatch to a medium gray
      Set the "Blend Mode" to "Linear Burn".
      Adjust the "Opacity" slider to match your target.
     

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