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Chapter 13. Getting Creative with Type > Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mas...

Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask

This technique is great for creating three-dimensional text on any image. For example, you could use this technique to create the extended text on a plastic credit card, or words chiseled in marble. The technique is simple, but the results are impressive. Using the Bevel and Emboss layer style generates the effect, and the trick is it darkens the upper-left portions of the selection, while lightening the lower-right portions. This creates the illusion of a light source falling across a concave or chiseled surface.


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