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Creating A Custom Bevel

Multifaceted Procedure

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IV....Create Five Masks: Save Selection...

V.....Use Masks To Cut Parts: Load Selection...

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VI....Add Effects: Apply surface and lighting treatments.

VII...Final Enhancements: Tweak and retouch.

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I.... Make Changes in the Preferences.

II....Create a new Photoshop file.

III...Make changes in the View Menu.


IV. Create Five Masks: Save Selection... Bonus Image
  1. Use the polygon lasso tool to create the 5 different parts masks.
    • Frame Face Mask.
    • Left Bevel Mask.
    • Top Bevel Mask.
    • Right Bevel Mask.
    • Bottom Bevel Mask.

  2. Use this A-B-C "snap-to" reference below, make the 5 Save-Selections parts
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  3. Using the Lasso Tool, click on the snap-to alphabet point as directed below.

    • Frame Face Mask
      • Click on A, B, C, and D to close the selection.
      • Save the selection using Select > Save Selections...
      • Go to the Channels Palette and rename it Frame Face.

    • Left Bevel Mask
      • Click on A, D, E, and H to close the selection.
      • Save the selection using Select > Save Selections...
      • Go to the Channels Palette and rename it Left Bevel.

    • Top Bevel Mask
      • Click on A, B, E, and F to close the selection.
      • Save the selection using Select > Save Selections...
      • Go to the Channels Palette and rename it Top Bevel.

    • Right Bevel Mask
      • Click on A, B, E, and F to close the selection.
      • Save the selection using Select > Save Selections...
      • Go to the Channels Palette and rename it Right Bevel.

    • Bottom Bevel Mask
      • Click on A, B, E, and F to close the selection.
      • Save the selection using Select > Save Selections...
      • Go to the Channels Palette and rename it Bottom Bevel.


V. Use Masks To Cut Parts: Load Selection...

  1. Preparation: Create the five parts layers. Bonus Image Bonus Image

    • Highlight the Art Layer.
    • Drag it to the New Layers icon 5 times.
    • Relable the new layers as shown above.

  2. Load Frame Face mask into the Frame Face layer.

    • Select the Frame Face layer.
    • Open the mask requester (Select > Load Selection...)
    • Choose Frame Face from the Channel drop down list.
    • The Frame Face mask dashed selection line will appear over the image as shown below.

    • The sample image below has been lightened to enhance the visibility of the Selection line and to minimize file size.

    • Click on the Delete key to cut away the unprotected area of the image.

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  3. The Frame Face part after the cut-away shown below. This sample image below was not lightened.
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Click Next to continue / Part 3

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