Thursday, April 24, 2008
Apply gradient overlay as shown :-
Colors used :- #FFFFFF (white), #1A8DB9 and #B2D6E6 .
Add #384E77 color outside stroke in it :-
Now, draw a black color circle as shown :-
Add radial gradient overlay as shown :-
Color used :- #FFFFFF #4FC2E1 #374D75
Here what you get after adding gradient overlay :-
Now, reduce its opacity to 60%. Copy (press alt and drag the layer) and place the layer as shown :-
Now, draw this shape with ellipse tool :-
Reduce the fill to 40%
Duplicate, increase its size and place two more layers of it as shown :-
Finally, if you like you can add shadow as shown :-
Feel free to post your experience/comments/suggestions.
Here is quick method of doing that.
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Press control+J to duplicate the layer. Now, go to Edit>Transform>Flip Vertical to flip it vertically.
Add gradient overlay as shown :-
Now reduce the opacity of the lower layer. I reduced it to 17%.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
You have your logo ready in photoshop. Now, what if you want to create a transparent background so that it can be used in any background.
Ok, I know, you will say that go to Help>Export Transparent Image and …. Yes you are right, but what if you have some drop shadow behind the logo? If you know the answer then thanks for reading the above lines… if not then the post below is for you
Open you logo :-
Go to layers pallate. Right click either on the ‘f’ icon near the shape1 (the name of your layer) or on the red circle
After that, select Create layers and click ok. You now have two layers.
Our next step is to select both layers. Press the control key and click on the Shape 1 layer. Now, press shift and control together and click on Shape 1’s Drop Sh… layer.
Press control + i to inverse the selection.
Now the last few steps. Click on Help>Export Transparent Image and follow these steps :-
Our last step is to click on Next and save the transparent file and name it as you like. Great job guys, you have a transparent image .