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Chapter 3. Jealous Type: Cool Type Effects > Gothic Chiseled Type Effect

Gothic Chiseled Type Effect

Sure the Harry Potter movies had some amazing special effects, but did you see that beautifully beveled logo? That thing is a Layer Styles work of art. What may be most amazing about it is that the entire thing is created in just one dialog box (the Layer Styles dialog). So here's a look at how to turn some plain gray type into a gold gothic chiseled effect that is pure gold at the box office.

Quick Tip: Gradients

  • To bring up the Gradient Editor, switch to the Gradient tool and in the Options Bar at the top, click once on the Gradient thumbnail.

  • To add a new Color Stop to your gradient, click anywhere below the Gradient Editor Bar.

  • To remove a Color Stop, click-and-drag downward.

  • To edit the color of any Color Stop, double-click directly on the Color Stop.

  • To change the Opacity setting for the Gradient tool, press the 1–9 number keys on your keyboard (2=20%, 3=30%, etc. ) while the Gradient tool is selected.

  • To step through the Blend Modes in the Gradient's Options Bar, press Shift-+ while you have the Gradient tool.

  • To delete a gradient, hold the Control key (PC: Right mouse button) and in the Gradient Picker or Editor, click-and-hold on the gradient you want to delete, then choose Delete Gradient from the pop-up list.



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