What is this technique called, please?

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  1. glossywhite macrumors 65816

    glossywhite

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    Would someone be kind enough to explain what the embossing technique is called, that Adobe use in their CS4 suite apps?. I know it is embossing, but it is as if the letters are embossed but also cut out, and there is a dark, transparent gradient behind them. Very nice, and I should like to use this idea.

    Thankyou. :)
     

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  2. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's not just drop-shadow!.
     
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  4. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thankyou!. I think I am getting closer:
     

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  5. usclaneyj macrumors regular

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    There's more going on there than just a drop/inner shadow. I had a few free moments so I took a stab at it:

    [​IMG]

    It's all about the details, such as that tiny little hint of depth along the edge of the letters. Obviously, my recreation isn't entirely accurate, but I think it's passable.

    And just for reference, here are the bevel & emboss settings I used on "Hi". The inner shadow is pretty self explanatory so I won't post that:

    [​IMG]

    Edit // Global Lighting isn't necessary. In fact, I turned it off for the inner shadow so that I could have it facing more downward.
     
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  7. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Here is my interpretation. I think Adobe used a RADIAL gradient to paint the foreground, to give the illusion of the logo being slightly curved... so I shall post that once I complete it :)

    AS near as I can get to Adobe's badge; don't know the font, but oh well:
     

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  8. jdl8422 macrumors 6502

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    letterpress... google it. there are lots of tutorials
     
  9. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Another demo:
     

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  10. codenamecueball macrumors regular

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    my attempt. Used usclaneyj's effect.
     

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  11. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The fill is too dark, but nice try.
     
  12. definitive macrumors 68000

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    can someone please tell me how i can create the type of gradient in the adobe cs4 loading screens using illustrator cs4? they don't look like the typical radial or linear gradients, but rather a shifted off center radial.
     
  13. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    @definitive

    Use the gradient palette to make a radial gradient. Then use the gradient tool in the tool palette to set a start and end point for it. It works much like photoshop's gradient tool does. Have fun!

    -je
     
  14. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Also, try: RENDER >> LIGHTING EFFECTS in Ps
     
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