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    Dark Tower Effect
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to create an effect that l like to call the Dark Tower Effect. This effect will give the impression of darkness, as well as extreme depth to your desktop backgrounds, wallpapers, and works great as a banner, header, or signature background.

    Here is the result of what we will be creating today:

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    Step 7.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Go to Filter->Texture->Stained Glass, and apply the following settings:


    Result:






    Step 8.)
    Change the blending option of this layer to "Vivid Light":


    Result:






    Step 9.)
    Merge these two layers together:
    Photoshop CS(2):
    Hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard, and click each of the layers once. Next go to Layer->Merge Selected to merge these layers.

    Photoshop 7 and below:
    Click the topmost layer to select it, and press CTRL + E on your keyboard 7 times, to merge each of these layers together.

    Press CTRL + J and duplicate this layer.

    Press CTRL + T on your keyboard to get out the free transform tool, and scale the duplicate layer down as l have
    done here:






    Step 10.)
    Go to Layer->New Adjustment Layer->Hue/Saturation, and apply the following settings:


    Result:






    Step 11.)
    Select and merge all layers.
    Photoshop CS(2):
    Hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard, and click each of the layers once. Next go to Layer->Merge Selected to merge these layers.

    Photoshop 7 and below:
    Click the topmost layer to select it, and press CTRL + E on your keyboard 7 times, to merge each of these layers together.

    Go to Filter->Brush Strokes -> Accented Edges, and apply the following settings:


    Change the blending mode of this layer to "Overlay":


    Here is how my final result turned out:

    I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. The key is to adjust some of the layers, and experiment with Photoshop to see what kind of different, unique effects you can achieve. Please be sure to check out the rest of our great tutorials while you're here at PhotoshopTower.com!





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