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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a very impactive Coffee Copper effect by using the custom shape tool, and a very unique blend of layer styles. The purpose of this; is to teach you to experiment with several different effects and combinations while using photoshop to create amazing, unique results. Here is an example of what we will be creating with this tutorial:
Note: This tutorial will use slightly moderate to advanced techniques and tricks so please be sure you have a good understand of photoshop and know your way around the program before proceeding. If you are completely or even pretty new to photoshop might l suggest trying some of our other tutorials before proceeding with this effect.
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Double click this layer, and apply the following blending options: Drop Shadow:
Bevel & Emboss:
Change the blending mode of this layer to "Linear Dodge":
Select and merge all the layers (other than the background layer). Adobe PS 7: Click on the topmost layer, and press CTRL + E on your keyboard 4 times to merge all layers together. Adobe PS CS(2): Hold the SHIFT key down on your keyboard, and click each layer (other than the background) and press CTRL + E on your keyboard.
Press CTRL + U on the keyboard to open up the HUE/SATURATION window, and apply the following settings: Note: Make sure the 'Colorize' box is checked
Press CTRL + J On your keyboard two times to duplicate this layer twice.
Select the topmost layer.
Go to Filter->Brush Strokes->Accented Edges, and apply the following settings:
Change the blending mode of this layer to "Difference":
Press CTRL + E on your keyboard to merge this layer with the layer below it.
Press CTRL + U on your keyboard to bring up the HUE/SATURATION window and apply the following settings: Note: Make sure the 'Colorize' box is checked
Change the layer mode to "Screen":
That completes the tutorial, you should now have a very interesting and unique effect that looks fantastic as a banner or header background - or even a desktop wallpaper. Don't be discouraged if you couldn't duplicate my exact creation here, try experimenting with some of the steps, altering some of the colors or layer styles used to get very awesome results, also make it a point to use different custom shapes that are preloaded into photoshop and see what you can come up with!
Here is how my final result ended up after tweaking some of the settings and layer styles:
If you enjoyed this tutorial please be sure to check out the rest of our great tutorials while you're here!