giving an image a rounded effect on one side

Posted on 2006-04-22
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hi there,

I would like to know how I can give an image this kind of effect in photoshop, could someone help me out with this?

Question by:bullrout
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    by:David Brugge
    The example that you show is really quite complex. There is a lot of very subtle changes from light to dark in a lot of areas. From your question, I take it that you are not asking how to duplicate all of the subtle shading in the example, but you want to know how to make a rectangular form appear curved at one end and straight at the other?

    This is a simplistic version, but is this what you need? Or something different?
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi bullrout,

    What you want to do is easy and straight forward. Open photoshop and foloow me...

    Create a new image, 72 dpi RGB, with a white background and large canvas area, i am using 500px wide by 400 high.

    Create a new Layer called Rectangle.

    Now grab the Rectangle MArque tool (Top Left) and drag a rectangle about 300px wide 65 high, on this layer

    Then click the forecolour and set it to #5F6CB0 and fill the rectangle you have just created.

    Then along the top select:

    Layer > Layer Style > Blending options.

    A panel will open.  

    Clikc on Inner Shadow... You will see the layer you created change...

    Select 'GLobal Light' and set the angle to -102.

    Now Increase distance to 11and size to 16... Strating to get the idea... Let do something else... Deselect the checkbox entitled Inner shadow.:

    The layer will return to what its original form. This time, instead select belevel and emboss... set the following...

    Style: Inner Bevel
    Technique: Smooth
    Depth: 271
    Size: 130
    Soften: 13
    Angle: 101
    Use Global Light

    Play arouns with the controls...practice makes perfect...

    Have fun...

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    Author Comment

    Hi There,

    I really like the way you have explained it Aplimedia, I appreciate the answer. It works well.

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    Expert Comment

    your welcome


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