Game of Thrones Photoshop Tutorial

Game of Thrones Photoshop Tutorial

Hey, welcome back for another very excitingtutorial, here at the PhotoshopTrainingChannel.

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My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can findme on Twitter @JRfromPTC.

In this tutorial, we're going to create aposter based on the TV show Game of Thrones.

We'll create the logo by using simple techniqueswith the Character panel.

Then we'll apply Layer Styles to give the text a chrome look.

We'll, then, turn the text into vectors and use the Pen Tool and the Direct SelectionTool to modify the text, and distort it to match the text from the show.

We'll finishup the text effect by adding a Glow, and we’ll, then, add clouds to the background.

There's,also, a second part to this tutorial where I'll show you how to create the sword fromscratch.

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So you can go there and download that now if you want.

Anyway, let'sget started with this tutorial.

So, I've already created a document that is1400 pixels wide by 740 tall.

I have a white background and the first thing I'm going todo is turn the background black.

I can do so by pressing Ctrl I, Command I on the Mac,to Invert.

And then, I'm going to click on the Type Tool, and for the font family I'mgoing to choose Times New Roman.

Now, this is not the font that's used in the Game ofThrones logo, but we're going to make some adjustments so it looks a lot like it.

Forthe Font Size I'm just going to choose 72.

We're going to make it bigger for a moment.

And for the Color, I'm going to choose white, and make sure that the Align is Centered,and I'm going to click in the middle, here, in the canvass, and I'm going to type "Gameof Thrones.

" I'm going to press Ctrl Enter, Command Enter on the Mac, and that acceptsthe text that I typed.

Next, I want the text to be centered in thecanvass.

So, an easy way of centering items in Photoshop is pressing Ctrl A, Command Aon the Mac, to make a Selection around the canvass.

I can click on the Move Tool, andthen, click on the Align Vertical Center button, here, and you saw how it pushed it down tothe center of the canvass vertically.

And then, I can click on the Align HorizontalCenter button, here, to align it horizontally.

So, now, the Game of Thrones text is rightin the center.

I can press Command D, Ctrl D, to Deselect, and I can press T on the keyboardto come back into the Type Tool.

And if I add more characters, the text will be centered.

So, that's the reason we did that, so we can make changes that we want to and keep ourtext centered.

I'm going to press Ctrl Enter once again.

Now, the next thing we're going to do is I'mgoing to select the entire text.

And, by the way, you can select the entire line of textby double clicking on the icon here the text icon and it selects it as you can see.

We'regoing to make the text bigger.

So, I'm going to click on the Font Size input box here.

I'm going to hold Shift and press the Up Arrow key to make this text larger, and I'm goingto leave it at 154 points, or so.

Then, I'm going to click on the Character panel andI'm going to click on this button, here, the Small Caps button, which is going to turnall the letters into capital letters.

But the letters that were in lower case beforeare smaller than the capital letter, so we get this look, here.

Now, if you've seen theGame of Thrones logo, you'll know that these letters, here, and these are higher up, so,let's move the baseline of these letters higher.

And what I'll do is I'll click on the Baselineinput box, here, and I can use the arrow keys to move that up.

You see how I'm adding pointshere? And the text rises as I do that.

So we're going to move it up to about 18 points.

I can also click and drag on this side of the text, and it's going to push up as youcan see.

So, the baseline for this is also 18 points.

Then, I'm going to highlight theword "OF" and I'm going to change the font size for this.

So, I'm going to make thissmaller.

So, click on the Font Size, and I like using the arrow keys because it justgives me more control, and I can use Shift to make it way smaller, faster.

And I'm goingto go down to about 82 or so points and that looks okay.

Now, I got to raise this up higher.

So, with that selected, I'm going to use the Baseline input box again, and I'm just goingto raise that up higher, so you can see how it moves up, and for this, you may keep itabout 36 points, something like that.

And, actually, I want to get this out of the wayjust so we can see what we're doing.

I'm going to press Ctrl Enter just so we can see whatwe've done so far.

So this already looks a lot more like the Game of Thrones logo, andall we've done is just make a few adjustments in the Character panel.

What I'm going to do now is I'm going to decreasethe space in-between these two characters and in-between these two characters.

So I'mjust going to click before the letter "o" and I'm just going to hold Alt, Option onthe Mac, and use the left arrow key to reduce the space, or something like that.

And I'lldo the same thing for the letter "T" here; Alt, Option on the Mac, left arrow key.

Andyou can use the right arrow key to increase the space if you want to.

Anyway, notice thatas I hit those keys, this number, here, changes, and I'll get that as close as I can withoutoverlapping the text, and we're going to change that "T" a little later on.

But, anyway, actually,you know what? This might need a little more space and this is okay.

So I'm going to pressCtrl Enter, and that's what we have so far.

I know that the "T" and the "F" are not lookinggood right now, but we're going to fix that a little later on.

Okay, what we're going to do now is we'regoing to add some Styles to this, but before I do, I'm going to Zoom In, so I'm going tohold Alt, Option on the Mac, and use the mouse wheel to Zoom In, just so we can see the textcloser, because we're going to be adding some styles and I want to see what those styleslook like from up close.

I'm going to double click on the side, here, on the empty space,to bring up the Layer Style dialogue box, and I'm going to click on Bevel and Emboss.

You can sort of see we just gave it a little bevel, but we're going to work with it a littlebit more.

I'm going to give it a lot more Depth, so, maybe, about 144%.

I'll make it145 and we'll increase the size of this to, maybe, 8 pixels, 7 pixels, something likethat.

And we're going to change the Contour of this lighting.

That way, we get more ofa chrome effect.

So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click on this down pointing arrowand you can click on all of these to see which one matches the look that you want to go for.

But, I think, that for us, this one, here, is going to be the best one, which is theRolling Slope Contour.

And I'm just going to increase the Opacity of the Highlight Modeand the Shadow Mode all the way up to 100 on both of those.

Then, we're going to workat the Angle and Altitude.

I'm going to uncheck the Use Global Lighting and I will just movethis around until we get something that resembles a chrome text.

So, one thing I like to do is I want to clickon the Input box and just use the arrows to find the angle that I'm looking for, so, maybe,something like -130 degrees, and you can see how this is starting to look more like chrometext.

I can click on the Altitude now, and, actually, this is looking really good.

I don'tthink I need to make too many changes.

So, maybe, I'll just leave it at about 40 degreesor so.

And we have a nice looking chrome text now.

So that's looking pretty good.

So, I'mjust going to press OK on that.

Right now, it's not necessary, but I know we're goingto have clouds a little later on, so I want to add a shadow around the text, but we can'tsee it because this is obviously black.

So what I'm going to do is I'm just going toclick on the lock, here, once, to get rid of it.

If you're using Photoshop CC that willwork, if you're using an older version of Photoshop, you're going to need to hold Alton the keyboard and click on that lock to make it disappear.

And then, you can doubleclick on the layer, here, and we're just going to click on Color Overlay, and we're justgoing to choose a gray color.

It doesn't really matter which color it is, I just want to beable to see the shadow that I'm going to add.

So I'm going to double click on the layer,again, to bring up the Layer Style, and click on Outer Glow.

And I know I said we're goingto create a Shadow, but we're going to use the Outer Glow for this.

When you look atthe Layer Style panel, don't really look at the name so much, because you can use glowsas shadows, and shadows as glows, or anything, really.

So, just keep in mind that you can do whateveryou want.

You don't have to use them just for the purpose that the title describes.

Anyway, so the Outer Glow, we're going to change to black.

But notice that everythingdisappeared, and that's because the Blend Mode is set to Screen, and if you rememberfrom our Blending Mode tutorials, any of the Blend Modes here and between this divider,and this divider, will make all the dark value pixels disappear.

So we got to change themto any of these Blending Modes or the Normal Blending Mode.

So I'm just going to Normal.

And, now, we can see the Outer Glow.

We can increase the size of it if we want to.

SoI'll increase the size just a little bit, maybe, 5 or so, and, maybe, give it just alittle bit of Noise.

And, I'll bump the Noise all the way up, just so you can see what itdoes.

So the Noise adds Noise to the Shadow and that's good.

It gives it a little bitmore of a realistic effect, but I don't want it too sharp, so, maybe, I'll leave it at3 or something like that, and then, I'll press OK.

So, I'm going to just disable the effectsof our background layer, just so we can go back to a black background.

And, obviously,you can't see the shadow, but later on, when we add clouds, you'll be able to see themand we don't have to worry about that anymore.

Anyway, so I'm going to Zoom Out just so wecan see what this is looking like and it's looking pretty good, as you can see.

Thisis a nice chrome-looking effect.

Now, the only problem is that it's too white in myopinion, too gray.

So we need to add just a hint of color, here, maybe, add a littlebit of blue.

So, I'm going to disable the effects, just so you can see that we're workingwith white text.

But, I want to add a little color to that.

So, if I double click on thetext thumbnail here, it's going to select the entire text and I can click on the ColorSwatch here to bring up the Color Picker.

And we're going to be working with the Hue,Saturation and Brightness.

So let's work with the Brightness first.

I'm just going to clickon the Brightness input box and I'm going to move that down to, maybe, 75% or so.

By the way, I'm using the arrow keys on thekeyboard, and notice that when I press down, this circle moves down.

If I press the Uparrow key, the little circle moves up.

So, it's an easy way of having complete controlof the color that you're picking.

So, for the Brightness, we're going to be at 75%,which is going to give us this gray color here, so it's no longer 100% white.

Then,we're going to add Hue and Saturation.

So, for Hue, I'm just going to move that up, and,by the way, when I move the Hue, you'll notice that the Hue Slider here is moving up.

So,I need a blue, and, by the way, you can hold Shift to move a little bit faster in incrementsof 10 degrees, and I'm going to go all the way up to about 210 or so, make it 211, thenwe're going to change the Saturation, so this circle moves to the right.

So we just wantto give it just a little hint of blue.

So, we're not going to go too much here, justa little bit, maybe, 6 or 7%, something like that.

We'll leave it at 7, and we'll pressOK.

I press Ctrl Enter and I can go to Edit and step backwards, you'll see the difference.

This is before, step forward, and this is after.

This gives it a little bit of colorand it makes it a little more realistic in my opinion.

So, we can Zoom Out and the textis looking pretty good.

Okay.

Now, at this point, we need to makesome changes to the actual shape of the text.

So, after this step, the text will no longerbe editable.

At this point, we can add characters if we want to, and each character that weadd has the same Layer Style, but we're going to make a duplicate copy of this.

You canClick and Drag it, and drag it over into the New Layer icon to make a duplicate, or youcan just press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac.

And I'm just going to shut off the visibilityby clicking on the little eye here just to make it invisible.

So, now, we're only goingto be working with the copy because we're going to make some changes that are goingto make this non-editable.

So, I want to have a copy to go back to in case I need to makechanges.

So, in this copy layer, here, I'm going to right click on it and select Convertto Shape.

And this is going to create a shape out of the text.

What that means is that it'snow a vector, which is why you see these lines with these dots, here.

You can click on theDirect Selection Tool and you can click on these dots and you can move them to createnew shapes, and the Layer Style is still there, so it's still applying that same Layer Styleto the text layer.

So, I'm just going to press Ctrl Alt Z, Command Option Z on the Mac, toUndo those changes, and we're going to make some adjustments to the text, here.

So thefirst thing I'm going to do is I'm going to Click and Drag, and make a Selection to selectall the points on the top of the T, and you can see how they're, now, filled in.

If IZoom In, you can actually see it better.

So, now, they're solid white as opposed tojust an outline of white, like you see down here, that so you can tell which are selectedand which are not.

So, I'm going to Zoom Out now and I'm just going to use the arrow key.

And you can use the arrow key so you can Click and Drag the entire selection if you wantto.

But I'm just going to use the arrow keys, so I'm just going to go up, and I'm goingto Zoom Out just to see how it looks.

So, it's looking pretty good.

I'm going to makeanother selection, here, just this side of the "T" and I'm just going to hold Shift andthe right arrow key to move it all the way to the right; so, something like that.

Thisis looking pretty good.

Now, I'm going to select the entire word "Thrones"and, actually, I just missed one there.

You see that? How I missed that one here in thecorner.

I'm just going to hold Shift and select it.

Oops.

It looks like I deselected the word"Throne" so I'll try again.

And, yeah, I got them all this time.

So, now, I'm going touse the arrow key to move.

I want the top of the "T" to be right here, right in themiddle of the "F" here, so, something like that.

Now, I'm going to select the word "OF"as well, and I'm just going to move it to the left a little bit, so it's closer to the"E" and I'm going to Zoom Out, and this is looking much better now.

Now, one of the thingsI want to change is the letter "M" and the letter "N" because I don't want the side herecoming out, like so.

So I just want to sharp up our point here on the top.

So, to do that,I'm going to use the Delete Anchor Point Tool.

And I'm going to start deleting anchor points.

So I'm clicking on those squares, little dots there, and when I click on them, they disappear.

They go away.

So, we're actually making big, dramatic changesto the shape, and that's okay.

That's what I want to do.

So, now, that I deleted allthe ones that I don't want, I have this anchor point here, this got this handle stickingup here, and I want to bring that handle down.

To do that, I'm going to click on the DirectSelection Tool, again.

I'm going to click on that handle and notice what happens whenI move that handle; just adjusts the shape of the curve.

But I want it way down here.

I want it to snap to the actual point and, actually, a better way of snapping the handleto the point is to use the Convert Point Tool, and I can just click on it once, and it snaps.

It gets rid of that handle.

So, now, I can click on the Direct Selection Tool and makesure that that point is selected, and I can just move it up, like so.

And, actually, I'mgoing to click on the ruler here and drag a guide down.

If you don't see your ruler,you can press Ctrl R or Command R on the Mac, to hide it or show it and just click and dragthe guide down.

So, I'm going to use that as a visual aid to see where the point isgoing to go, and, actually, you know what? These two are a little bit higher, so, maybe,something like that.

And I'm going to do the same thing for the other side of the ìMîthere.

So, this time I'm going to show you a trick.

You don't need to use the Delete Anchor Point, too.

You can just click on the Pen Tool, andmake sure that Auto Add and Delete is checked.

That means that if I hover over a Curve, theplus sign appears on the Pen Tool, meaning, it's going to add a point.

See, I clickedon there and added a point.

And if I hover over a point, it automatically switches tothe Delete Point Tools, so I can click on it and it would delete a point.

So, you don'thave to keep switching in-between all these tools.

You can just use the Pen Tool.

So I'mgoing to use the Pen Tool and I'm going to just start deleting these points, here, so,and I'm going to go back into the Convert Point Tool.

Click on it once, and switch backto the Direct Selection Tool, click on a point and move it up.

Now, we have a problem.

This point, here,needs to move over to the right.

So, I'm going to select this point and select all the pointsin the left side of the bottom part of the "M" here, and then, move those to the right,like so.

And this point, here, it's not centered, so I'm going to click on it and then moveit to the left a little bit, so center it a bit more.

So that's what the "M" looks likenow.

I'm going to press Ctrl H, Command H on the Mac, to hide the guide.

Zoom Out byholding Alt, Option on the Mac, and scrolling back on the mouse wheel.

So this is what ourtext is looking like now.

And, actually, you know what? Now that I'm looking at this, thisis, still, not looking very good.

I got to move some points, here.

I'm going to selectthese and move them to the right to center them a little bit better.

So, maybe, somewherearound there, and that looks a bit more centered.

Maybe I brought this in a little too much.

I'll move them out, and, maybe, this need to move over to the left a little bit.

So,yeah, you may have to play around with it a little bit just to get the right look.

And,actually, maybe I have to move this in, something like that, and that's good enough.

And you can play around with it more if youwant to.

You can do the same thing to the "N" if you want on this point, and I'm goingto quickly take care of that.

I'm just going to Zoom In, and this time I'm going to gofaster since you already know what we're doing, click on the Pen Tool.

I don't see the point,so make sure that you click on the path, here, so you can see the points.

Then, click onthe Pen Tool, hover over the points, and delete the ones that you don't need.

And I do needthat one.

Click on it once and go back into the Move Tool, and I'm going to press CtrlH to bring the guide, just so I can put that point right on top of that guide like theother ones.

Ctrl H to Hide; I can Zoom Out, and that looks pretty good.

One other thingI'm going to do is I'm going to select all these points, here.

Now, if you ever havetrouble selecting the Paths, you can just click on Paths, here, and then, click on Gameof Thrones shape and then go back into the Layers panel, and you can see the outline,and you can just click on it and see the dot there.

So that's just in case that sometimesit deselects, and you have trouble selecting it.

But, anyway, so I'm going to select theword "Thrones" or everything but the "T" and then this top part of the "T" here, as well.

And I'm just going to move everything to the left to get it closer to that "T," so, somethinglike that.

Okay, and that's looking pretty good.

Now,the next thing we got to do is add the vertical lines that are in the "Os" in that logo.

So,I'm going to Zoom In.

We'll do the little one first.

Click on the Shape Tool, here,and I'm just going to create a nice thin rectangle here.

And I'm using the Spacebar, by the way.

When you're creating a shape, you can use the Spacebar and move it around to a differentlocation while you're creating it.

Don't let go of the mouse button.

So, I'm just goingto create something that's sort of thin, not too thick, maybe, something like that.

AndI'll just place it here and scale it in, so something like that.

And then, after you createthis rectangle, you can use the Move Arrow Tool to move it if you want to and I thinksomething like that would work.

I'm going to press Ctrl J to Duplicate it, Command Jon the Mac, and then move it to the right.

And this one will be in the center.

Ctrl J,Command J, again, to duplicate and I'm going to move it.

And, you know what? The firstone that I created is too far off to the left, so I'm going to just move it one pixel tothe right, and that looks pretty good.

So, now that I've created these three shapes,I want to apply the same effect.

But if I apply it individually, it's going to looklike four different shapes, as opposed to one solid object.

So, what I need to do isclick on the Game of Thrones copy and drag that up to the top, click on it, click onthe bottom shape, here, on the bottom rectangle, and then press Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac,to merge them, and, now, they will all be one shape with the same effect.

Remember tomove the Game of Thrones layer to the top, otherwise it won't work.

So let's do thatone more time.

Now, we're going to do with the big "O" here, so I'm going to create theshape, and I don't need this on my panel so I'll move it away, click on my Move Tool.

This time I'm going to hold Alt, Click and Drag, and it makes a duplicate copy.

So it'sanother way of duplicating layers in Photoshop.

So hold Alt, Click and Drag, and this middleone, here, I'm going to move over to the left one pixel, press Ctrl T, drag it up a littlebit, drag it down.

Okay.

I just want to make sure that the shapes are overlapping, thatthere's no gaps.

And, once again, click on the Game of Thrones copy.

Move it all theway to the top.

Hold Shift.

Click on the bottom one, Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac, and itmerges it into one shape.

Okay.

So, everything's looking pretty good.

I'm going to Zoom Out.

And, you know what? Things are looking good, but there might betoo much space in-between these lines, so I'm just going to press Ctrl Z to Undo, andI'm just going to bring that one in more, bring this one in more; that's a little toomuch, and make sure they're centered to the "O" there, so maybe move it to the right alittle bit.

And I'll select them all again, Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac, and I thinkthis will be better.

Let's see how that looks.

I'll Zoom Out, and it looks like I have aspace here now.

So, I got to make this one taller.

So I'll press Ctrl Alt Z, again.

Findthat shape, press Ctrl T, and then just drag it down, and then, maybe, drag it up a littlebit just to be safe.

And I'll select all of them again, Ctrl E, Command E, and yup, nowthey're one shape and it looks much better.

So I'll Zoom Out, and yeah, things are lookingpretty good.

Okay.

So what we're going to do now is we'regoing to create the clouds that are behind the text, so I'm just going to click on thisarrow, here, just so we can have a little more space.

I'm going to click on this layerhere and I'm going to add a new layer above that.

Then, I'm going to click on this iconhere to have black as my foreground color, and white as my background color.

I'm goingto go into Filter, Render, Clouds just to create some clouds.

I'm going to add a LayerMask by clicking on this button here, and I'm going to add Clouds on the Layer Maskas well.

So that way, we create a more translucent effect on the clouds.

Then, I'm going to adda Curves Adjustment Layer and I'm just going to make them a little brighter, not too much.

I don't want to blow them out, but you don't want them as dark.

So, maybe, something likethat, and we can come back and change this if we want to.

Then we're going to add a ColorBalance Layer, and this is a great way of adding color to Black and White Layers, especiallybecause you can target the tone.

So I'm going to target the highlights so we can add someblue to the highlights.

And what I'm going to do is I'm going to add a little bit ofCyan, so, maybe, 25.

We don't need any green or magenta, but we do want to add a littlebit of blue, so, maybe, we add, you know, something like that.

Now, this is getting to be a little too saturated,but that's okay.

I'm just going to double click on the layer, here, to bring up theLayer Style Panel, and you might have seen me use the Blend If Option before.

This, essentially,hides pixels, depending on the tonality of the image.

For example, if we Click and Dragto the left, here, the light pixels from the bottom layer hide the pixels on the layerabove, or we can do the same thing with the dark pixels.

The dark pixels of the layerbefore will hide the pixels above it.

So, what we're going to do is we're going to hidesome of the pixels in the light areas, here, but I don't want any sharp transitions likethat.

So, to avoid that, you can hold the Alt key on the keyboard, and click on it,Option on the Mac, and then, you separate that little triangle, and then, you can geta much nicer transition.

So you see how we're losing a lot of the blue and only keepinga hint of blue, and that's what we want to do.

So, something like this is going to workgreat for us.

I'm just going to press OK.

This is, actually, still a little too bright.

So I'm going to click on the Clouds Layer Mask.

I'm going to go into Image, AdjustmentLevels and, maybe, I'll darken it up a little bit, and maybe, move this over to the left,so it's not too bright, just a little bright, maybe, something like that.

So, that's thebefore and after.

We're darkening it up just a little bit, and I'm going to press OK.

So,now, I'm going to select the Clouds Layer and the two Adjustment Layers by holding Shiftand clicking on the top one to select all three.

Then, I'm going to press Ctrl G, CommandG on the Mac, to turn that into a group.

I'm going to add a Layer Mask, but I'm going tohold Alt on the keyboard to add a Layer Mask that is black, which hides everything in thatgroup.

Then I'm going to click on the Brush Tool, make sure that I have a large brushthat is soft.

So this one will work fine, mine is set at 454 pixels.

Then, I'm goingto set my foreground color to white and I can paint in some of those clouds, and I'mjust clicking.

I'm not really painting.

I'm just going one click at a time.

That way,I have more control of where my clouds go, so something like that.

And, like here, on this part, that I addedtoo much, I can switch over to black.

You can click on this icon, here, the double arrow,or you can press X on the keyboard or go between one and the other.

And you can hide some ofthose clouds.

So that's the way we're going to create our clouds.

All right.

The nextthing we're going to do is we're going to click on the ìGame of Thrones Shape Layerthere, and we're going to add another layer.

With the same brush selected, I'm going toswitch my foreground color to white and I'm just going to click on the center, like so.

Then, I'm going to press V on the keyboard to go into the Move Tool.

I'm going to pressCtrl T, Command T on the Mac, to Transform.

I'm going to click on the handle, here, inthe middle, hold Alt, Option on the Mac, and drag down to the center, so we can have onelong line, like so.

And this is going to be the highlight of our text.

Then, I'm goingto hold Alt, again, but this time, the right side handle, here, and then, bring that inright about there, and I'm going to press Enter.

too thick, so I'm going to press Ctrl T, again,hold Alt, and I'm going to come down.

And, you know what? Sometimes, when you come down,you might see it snap, and you can't really get it to where you want it to go.

So, whileyou're holding Alt or Option, you can also throw in the Ctrl key or Command key on theMac, and it turns off snapping, so you can actually get in there really, really close,like so.

Then I'm going to press Enter, maybe, move it down a little bit.

That's a nice highlightthere but I want to add some color to it, so I'm just going to double click on it, andthis time, I'm going to add an Inner Glow, and I'm going to set the Blending Mode toNormal.

Let me move this here so you could see it.

Actually, you don't need to see thebottom of the window, even though it's getting caught by the video, but that's okay.

Youdon't need to do the bottom part.

Then, we can click on the Inner Glow color picker here,and we need a blue color, just sort of to match the background, so I'm just going topush up here, maybe, somewhere around here, and we need it to be more blue than that.

So, maybe, right about there should work, and something like that, so you can see thehighlight there.

Press OK.

And, you know what? The Opacity is way too strong, so let's bringthat down to, maybe, about 50.

That looks pretty good.

Press OK.

And, what I'm going to do now is I'm goingto press Ctrl J and then press Ctrl T, and I'm going to bring this second one way in,like right about there.

You know what? Maybe, even make it a little bit taller, holdingAlt and Ctrl, that way it doesn't snap.

So, now, I have a bigger highlight there, butfor this one, I'm going to bring the Inner Glow Opacity down even more.

So, maybe, 25or 26%, press OK, and then I'm going to Zoom In.

And now, you can see my highlight.

So,now, it's got this beautiful looking highlight there.

Okay.

So, that's looking pretty good.

Now, you can create some highlights on the background, here, if you want to.

All youneed to do is just add another Curves Adjustment Layer and sort of blow out some areas andpress Ctrl I, Command I on the Mac, to hide the effects by the Curves Layer, and justpaint with white like we did earlier, and just add some highlights in certain areasif you want to.

That's totally up to you.

I'm not going to do that, but I just wantedto show you that, in case you thought it was too dark.

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