Thanks so much for this Nathan! It's really beautiful and I was curious how you made it so shiny! It really does look like gold! Haha I'm really excited about it. Our next assignment for my Photoshop class is to find a short tutorial and teach it to the class, and I think everyone will really love this.
I like how you encourage us to mess around with different settings in your tut. I always feel like I need to follow the tut exactly but this one is fun to play with. For the Bevel/Emboss Highlight Mode I think my fave is Color Dodge; it makes the color a bit more intense. Also Difference is way cool and gives it a purple edge in some places!
Also for anyone wondering about which #s the gradient colors are these are them (pretty close anyways, I think) from left to right.
987517 f8d14e d2bd7c f3e077 c1a659
I took a screencap and used the eyedropper tool in Photoshop to see which ones they were. I hope it's close, but mine looks pretty awesome. Thanks Nathan!
That's wonderful, Chelsea. I'm glad you found it helpful. Here, go have a careful look at my Photoshop workshop page - I have to do a 3 hour presentation tomorrow. You'll find some of this very helpful, too!
Ah ha! Instead of being a dork and asking you how you DO what you do, I will look at this instead and save myself the shame! ^_^ I had 44 of your pieces downloaded for my desktop. You're always on my desktop. But then we got a high res monitor and I have to go re-download them all again. Ah, me. ^_^
Hope you find this useful. By-the-way, thanks for all the favs and comments today. I won't have time to respond to them all. If you're interested in downloading other sizes of my images, you might want to visit my gallery at Caedes.net -
Interesting. I do not think all of these options are available in the version of Photoshop I'm stuck with. I'll experiment and see if there's another way I can apply the concept and maybe I'll come up with something useful!