After FX Tutorials :
Here are a few easy steps to create 3D rings using the outer bevel effect and channels. These rings look great when using
black or dark backgrounds.
First you will need the plain
loaded on its own separate layer. To do this, create a perfect circle using the
elliptical marquee tool (fig. 2)
then make another circular selection but this time smaller than the first one. With the selection still loaded, hit the
to delete the area in the selection. This should create the ring.
Load a selection
on the interface then select the
. With the selection still loaded, make a new channel then select that channel.
the selection with white
With the selection still loaded, apply
FILTERS > BLUR > GUASSIAN BLUR
. I used
for the amount of blur but you can using
4.0 - 6.0
for the amount of blur. Use a stronger blur for a bigger or thicker ring. After applying the blur,
release the current selection
then go back to the
then select the layer containing the ring. Apply
FILTERS > RENDER > LIGHTING EFFECTS
and use the light position as indicated in
. The settings I used for the
lighting effects filter
are listed below.
White is high:
If dirty edges come out after using the the filter,
load a selection
contract the selection
inverse the selection
, then hit the
to remove the dirty edges of the ring.
Download the PSD file for this tutorial.
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