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Chapter 7. Special Teams: Photoshop Spec... > Info Pop-Down with Cutaway Styles

Info Pop-Down with Cutaway Styles

There are about a dozen ways to use this technique, which lets you take a beveled object and cut away parts of it to reveal a different beveled object inside of it (it's actually just the same object, scaled down a bit, with a different colored bevel). The example you'll create here might be used on a Web site or in video production, but I think once you try it yourself, you'll find ten more ways to incorporate this cool technique.

Quick Tip: Changing the mode of line art

If you open a line art scan (in Bitmap mode) in Photoshop, you'll have to convert it to a color mode before you can add color (that makes sense, right?). But Photoshop doesn't let you convert from Bitmap mode straight to RGB; you have to make an intermediate stop in Grayscale mode along the way. When you choose Grayscale (from the Mode menu) you'll be greeted with a dialog asking for Size Ratio. Leave the Size Ratio at 1 and click OK to convert your line art into Grayscale mode. Now when you go under the Mode menu, RGB will be available as a choice.



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