hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
this is part two of my tutorial showing
how to create your own superhero style
emblem picking up from where we left off
double click on an empty area of the top
layer to open its layer style window
click color overlay and the color box
will start with a dark color in the
saturation field type in a hundred
percent and for brightness type in fifty
percent drag the hue slider to a color
you like you can always change it later
if you want
click bevel & emboss the style is inner
bevel the technique is smooth and the
direction is up make the depth thirty
percent the size 30 pixels
soften it for pixels make the angle 148
degrees and the altitude 45 degrees
open the gloss contour picker and click
the gear icon
if small list isn't checked click on it
to make it active click contours
and when you see this warning click OK
to replace the current contours with the
click ring Triple
and make the opacity 0%
click contour and open your list click
and make the range a hundred percent
click inner glow change the blend mode
to multiply and the opacity to fifty
percent click the color box and pick
make the size 24 pixels
click inner shadow the blend mode is
multiply the opacity is seventy-five
percent and the angle is 148 degrees the
distance is two pixels the choke is zero
percent and the size is two pixels then
we'll save this as a smart object so we
can add the same layer styles but with
different amounts on top of the image to
do this click the icon at the upper
right corner of the layers panel and
click convert to smart object you know
it's a smart object when it has this
icon at the lower right corner
double-click on an empty area of the
layer to open its layer style window
click bevel and emboss the style is
inner bevel the technique is smooth the
depth is a hundred percent and the
direction is up make the size eight
and uncheck global light make the angle
90 degrees and the altitude 84 degrees
make the highlight opacity sixty percent
click inner glow
make the blend mode color dodge and the
opacity twenty-five percent
tic Center make the choke fifteen
percent and the size 25 pixels click
drop shadow change the blend mode to
pacity 9% uncheck global light and make
the angle 90 degrees make the distance
16 pixels and the size 8 pixels then
make the black shape visible and hide
the effects make the shape active
we're going to add a soft gradient to
the center of the black shape ctrl-click
or command click on the thumbnail to
make a selection of its shape go to
select modify and contract
contracted 15 pixels and click okay
click the new layer icon to make a new
layer in this empty layer fill the
selection with black
click the layer mask icon to make a
layer mask of the selection next to the
contracted black shape make the
contracted black shape active
and open your gradient tool
click the diamond gradient icon and
place your cursor above the center
approximately here and press and hold
shift as you drag across the gradient
line to the edge of the shape
reduce its opacity to sixty percent
next we'll modify the emblems overall
shape scroll to the bottom of your
layers panel and hide the bottom two
scroll back up and make your top layer
make a composite snapshot of your image
by pressing ctrl shift alt e on windows
or command shift option e on a mac
place your cursor on the eyeball next to
the composite snapshot and alt-click or
option-click on it this hides all the
other layers in the layers panel scroll
down to the bottom and make the gradient
background visible scroll back up and go
to filter and lens correction
click the custom tab and in the
geometric distortion field type in minus
then click ok
the more distortion the softer your
image will be so will sharpen it there
are many ways to sharpen an image but
for this example I'll go to filter
sharpen an unsharp mask
I'll make the amount a hundred percent
the radius two pixels and the threshold
next we'll add an outer glow
double-click on an empty
area of the composite snapshot layer to
open its layer style window click outer
glow and change the blend mode to soft
make its opacity fifty percent
color is white make the spread ten
percent and the size 70 pixels then
if there's a slight fringe surrounding
the edge of your emblem I'll show you
how to remove it go to layer matting and
D fringe make the width 1 or 2 pixels
and click OK
make a composite snapshot
and go to filter render and lens flare
make the brightness sixty percent
and the lens type 35 millimeter prime
dragged the flare to a highlight on your
and click ok
this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
This is Part 2 of my tutorial showing how
to create your own superhero-style emblem.
Picking up from where we left off,
double-click on an empty area of the top layer to open its Layer Style window.
Click "Color Overlay"
and the color box. We'll start with a dark
color. In the saturation field, type in 100%
and for Brightness, type in 50%. Drag the
Hue slider to a color you like.
You can always change it later if you want.
Click "Bevel & Emboss". The Style is "Inner Bevel", the
Technique is "Smooth" and the Direction is
"Up". Make the Depth: 30%, the Size: 30 pixels
and Soften it: 4 pixels. Make the Angle: 148
degrees and the Altitude: 45 degrees.
Open the Gloss Contour Picker and click the gear
icon. If "Small List" isn't checked, click
on it to make it active. Click "Contours"
and when you see this warning, click OK to
replace the current contours with the new contours.
Click "Ring - Triple" and make the Opacity: 0%.
Click "Contour" and open your list. Click "Ring - Double" and make the Range: 100%. Click "Inner Glow".
Change the Blend Mode to "Multiply" and the
Opacity to 50%. Click the color box and pick black.
Make the Size: 24 pixels. Click "Inner
Shadow". The Blend Mode is Multiply, the Opacity
is 75% and the Angle is 148 degrees. The Distance
is 2 pixels, the Choke is 0% and the Size
is 2 pixels. Then, click OK. We'll save this
as a Smart Object, so we can add the same
Layer Styles, but with different amounts on
top of the image. To do this, click the icon
at the upper, right corner of the Layers panel
and click " Convert to Smart Object". You
know it's a Smart Object" when it has this
icon at the lower, right corner. Double-click
on an empty area of the layer to open its
Layer Style window. Click "Bevel & Emboss".
The Style is "Inner Bevel", the Technique
is Smooth, the Depth is 100% and the Direction
is Up. Make the Size: 8 pixels and uncheck
"Global Light". Make the Angle: 90 degrees
and the Altitude: 84 degrees. Make the Highlight
opacity: 60%. Click "Inner Glow". Make the
Blend Mode: "Color Dodge" and the Opacity:
25%. Tick "Center". Make the "Choke": 15%
and the Size: 25 pixels. Click "Drop Shadow".
Change the Blend Mode to "Liner Burn". Make
the Opacity: 9%. Uncheck "Global Light" and
make the Angle: 90 degrees. Make the Distance:
16 pixels and the Size: 8 pixels. Then, click OK.
Make the black shape visible and hide the
effects. Make the shape active. We're going
to add a soft gradient to the center of the
black shape. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the
thumbnail to make a selection of its shape.
Go to Select, Modify and Contract.
Contract it 15 pixels and click OK.
Click the New Layer
icon to make a new layer. In this empty layer,
fill the selection with black. Click the Layer
Mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection
next to the contracted black shape. Make the
contracted black shape active and open your
Gradient Tool. Click the "Diamond" gradient
icon and place your cursor above the center
approximately here and press and hold Shift
as you drag across the gradient line to the
edge of the shape. Reduce its opacity to 60%.
Next, we'll modify the emblem's overall shape.
Scroll to the bottom of your Layers panel
and hide the bottom two layers.
Scroll back up and make your top layer active.
Make a composite snapshot of your image by pressing
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows or Cmd +
Shift + Option + E on a Mac.
Place your cursor on the eyeball next to the composite snapshot
and Alt-click or Option-click on it. This
hides all the other layers in the Layers panel.
Scroll down to the bottom and make the gradient
background visible. Scroll back up and go
to Filter and "Lens Correction".
Click the "Custom" tab and in the "Geometric Distortion" field, type in minus 40.
Then, click OK.
The more distortion, the softer your image will
be. So, we'll sharpen it. There are many ways
to sharpen an image, but for this example,
I'll go Filter, Sharpen and Unsharp Mask.
I'll make the Amount: 100%, the Radius: 2
pixels and the Threshold: 0.
Next, we'll add an outer glow. Double-click on an
empty area of the composite snapshot layer
to open its Layer Style window. Click "Outer
Glow" and change the Blend Mode to "Soft Light".
Make its opacity: 50%. The color is white.
Make the "Spread": 10% and the Size: 70 pixels.
Then, click OK.
If there's a slight fringe surrounding the edge of your emblem, I'll show you how to remove it.
Go to Layer, Matting and Defringe.
Make the Width 1 or 2 pixels and click OK.
Make a composite snapshot
and go to Filter, Render and Lens Flare.
Make the Brightness: 60% and the Lens Type: 35mm Prime.
Drag the flare to a highlight on your emblem and click OK.
This is Marty from Blue
Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!