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Chapter 3. Jealous Type: Cool Type Effects > Metal Beveled Type Effect

Metal Beveled Type Effect

This is a type effect made popular by EA Sports in the titles for their video games. It stands alone as just a great beveled metallic effect, but EA Sports takes it one better by combining it with a 3D perspective effect that really makes it unique. Here's how to create a similar effect.

Quick Tip: Layer Effects and Global Light

When you use the Layer Effects Drop Shadow to apply a shadow to a layer, Photoshop notes the angle of that shadow, and it makes every shadow on every layer go in that exact same angle. This feature is called Global Light, and by tying all your light sources together, you can adjust the position of this Global Light source on any layer, and all the other shadows will automatically follow suit.

This comes in handy if you've created a file with multiple Layer Effects and your client decides to change the angle of the sun (hey, it happens). Rather than going to every individual layer and changing the angle of every drop shadow, you can just go under the Layer menu, under Layer Style, and choose Global Light. When you change the angle here, all the other layers will change at the same time. You can also do the same thing by simply changing the angle of any shadow on any layer. If you want to have one layer with a shadow going a different direction, just uncheck the Use Global Light checkbox in the Drop Shadow dialog box.



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