How to Make an Embossed Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Designing with an embossed effect is a great way to highlight your creativity. In this short tutorial, see how award-winning artist and illustrator Lidia Lukianova elevates her vector drawing using layer styles in Adobe Photoshop.
Take a one-minute look at Lukianova’s technique in this video; steps are written out below.
Before You Start
Lukianova provided these sample images for you to use, or you can practice with your own.
Step 1: Work in Layers
Lukianova added a drawing of a tiger head as a new layer to a Photoshop document.
Step 2: Make It Transparent
In order to apply a layer style to her drawing, Lukianova set the Fill to 0 percent for the tiger layer.
Step 3: Add Some Style
The emboss effect is a layer style, so Lukianova clicked the fx icon in the Layers panel and chose Bevel & Emboss. You can also double-click a layer to open the Layer Style dialog.
Step 4: Perfect the Look
Lukianova experimented with the Bevel & Emboss settings until she was happy with the results. See the screenshot below for the adjustments she made.
Make It Stand Up and Stand Out
Add some three-dimensional flair to your designs.
Note: Project files included with this tutorial are for practice purposes only.