Figure 7.27

Sunshade effects

5. Select the Poles layer. Apply more effects as usual.

Gradient Overlay Choose Normal Blend Mode, 100% Opacity, Black, White gradient, and check Reverse, Radial Style, 90° Angle, and 130% Scale. Drag the mouse down in the document to move the gradient center to the top of the poles.

Bevel And Emboss Select Inner Bevel Style, Smooth Technique, 300% Depth, Up Direction, 4 px Size, and 6 px Soften.

Contour Click the Contour Picker and select the Gaussian contour thumbnail, check Anti-aliased, and set Range to 17%.

In this case, Gradient Overlay replaces the original yellow color with shades of gray. You beveled to round out the poles and the Contour effect to tweak shading within the bevel.

Because the building glass reflects the outside world, we'll skip the layers in the Glazing set for now and return to them in the "Working with the Environment" section, later in this chapter. You will use a new technique on the Framing layer. Here you will use a layer style effect that extends beyond the boundaries of its mask.

6. Select the Framing layer. Open the Layer Style dialog box and apply the following effects:

Outer Glow In the Structure group, select Screen Blend Mode, 70% Opacity, 0% Noise, and click the solid color swatch to open the Color Picker. Select a pure blue color (HSB values 240,100,100) in the Color Picker. In the Elements group, select Softer Technique, 9% Spread, and 60 px Size. In the Quality group, change Range to 75%.

Gradient Overlay Choose Normal Blend Mode, 100% Opacity, check Reverse, select Radial Style, 90° Angle, and 140% Scale.

Color Overlay Click the color swatch and select pure white from the Color Picker. Set Overlay Blend Mode with 50% Opacity.

The Outer Glow effect bleeds blue beyond the Framing layer mask, effectively colorizing the glazing. The Gradient Overlay adds specular shine to the framing, and the Color Overlay brightens the metal. Figure 7.28 shows the pertinent effect parameters for the Framing layer.

NOTE The blue color from the Outer Glow effect employed here bleeds out and affects surrounding areas beyond the Framing itself. You'll learn how to fix this in the "Adding to the Composite" section later in this chapter.

flgure 7.28

Framing effects

NOTE The blue color from the Outer Glow effect employed here bleeds out and affects surrounding areas beyond the Framing itself. You'll learn how to fix this in the "Adding to the Composite" section later in this chapter.

7. Select the Roof layer. When you apply a Color Overlay effect, you'll lose the subtle shading that was rendered on this layer. Re-create this shading with an Inner Shadow effect. Stroke is added at the end to outline the edges of the roof. Apply effects as follows:

Color Overlay Leave Blend Mode set to Normal, and leave Opacity at 100%. Choose a light gray color with HSB values of 0,0,75.

Inner Shadow Bring Opacity down to 30%, and leave everything else with default settings.

Stroke Set a 1 px Size, Center Position, and click the color swatch and select a medium gray color from the Color Picker with HSB values of 0,0,50.

Figure 7.29 shows the last effects you'll need to apply in this tutorial.

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