Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
This is Part 2 of my tutorial showing how to create your own superhero-style emblem. Picking up from where we left off, double-click on an empty area of the top layer to open its Layer Style window. Click “Color Overlay” and the color box. We’ll start with a dark
color. In the saturation field, type in 100% and for Brightness, type in 50%. Drag the
Hue slider to a color you like. You can always change it later if you want. Click “Bevel & Emboss”. The Style is “Inner Bevel”, the Technique is “Smooth” and the Direction is
“Up”. Make the Depth: 30%, the Size: 30 pixels and Soften it: 4 pixels. Make the Angle: 148
degrees and the Altitude: 45 degrees. Open the Gloss Contour Picker and click the gear
icon. If “Small List” isn’t checked, click on it to make it active. Click “Contours”
and when you see this warning, click OK to replace the current contours with the new contours. Click “Ring – Triple” and make the Opacity: 0%. Click “Contour” and open your list. Click “Ring – Double” and make the Range: 100%. Click “Inner Glow”. Change the Blend Mode to “Multiply” and the
Opacity to 50%. Click the color box and pick black. Make the Size: 24 pixels. Click “Inner
Shadow”. The Blend Mode is Multiply, the Opacity is 75% and the Angle is 148 degrees. The Distance
is 2 pixels, the Choke is 0% and the Size is 2 pixels. Then, click OK. We’ll save this
as a Smart Object, so we can add the same Layer Styles, but with different amounts on
top of the image. To do this, click the icon at the upper, right corner of the Layers panel
and click ” Convert to Smart Object”. You know it’s a Smart Object” when it has this
icon at the lower, right corner. Double-click on an empty area of the layer to open its
Layer Style window. Click “Bevel & Emboss”. The Style is “Inner Bevel”, the Technique
is Smooth, the Depth is 100% and the Direction is Up. Make the Size: 8 pixels and uncheck
“Global Light”. Make the Angle: 90 degrees and the Altitude: 84 degrees. Make the Highlight
opacity: 60%. Click “Inner Glow”. Make the Blend Mode: “Color Dodge” and the Opacity:
25%. Tick “Center”. Make the “Choke”: 15% and the Size: 25 pixels. Click “Drop Shadow”.
Change the Blend Mode to “Liner Burn”. Make the Opacity: 9%. Uncheck “Global Light” and
make the Angle: 90 degrees. Make the Distance: 16 pixels and the Size: 8 pixels. Then, click OK. Make the black shape visible and hide the
effects. Make the shape active. We’re going to add a soft gradient to the center of the
black shape. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail to make a selection of its shape.
Go to Select, Modify and Contract. Contract it 15 pixels and click OK. Click the New Layer
icon to make a new layer. In this empty layer, fill the selection with black. Click the Layer
Mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to the contracted black shape. Make the
contracted black shape active and open your Gradient Tool. Click the “Diamond” gradient
icon and place your cursor above the center approximately here and press and hold Shift
as you drag across the gradient line to the edge of the shape. Reduce its opacity to 60%. Next, we’ll modify the emblem’s overall shape. Scroll to the bottom of your Layers panel
and hide the bottom two layers. Scroll back up and make your top layer active. Make a composite snapshot of your image by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows or Cmd +
Shift + Option + E on a Mac. Place your cursor on the eyeball next to the composite snapshot and Alt-click or Option-click on it. This hides all the other layers in the Layers panel.
Scroll down to the bottom and make the gradient background visible. Scroll back up and go
to Filter and “Lens Correction”. Click the “Custom” tab and in the “Geometric Distortion” field, type in minus 40. Then, click OK. The more distortion, the softer your image will
be. So, we’ll sharpen it. There are many ways to sharpen an image, but for this example,
I’ll go Filter, Sharpen and Unsharp Mask. I’ll make the Amount: 100%, the Radius: 2
pixels and the Threshold: 0. Next, we’ll add an outer glow. Double-click on an
empty area of the composite snapshot layer to open its Layer Style window. Click “Outer
Glow” and change the Blend Mode to “Soft Light”. Make its opacity: 50%. The color is white.
Make the “Spread”: 10% and the Size: 70 pixels. Then, click OK. If there’s a slight fringe surrounding the edge of your emblem, I’ll show you how to remove it. Go to Layer, Matting and Defringe. Make the Width 1 or 2 pixels and click OK. Make a composite snapshot and go to Filter, Render and Lens Flare. Make the Brightness: 60% and the Lens Type: 35mm Prime. Drag the flare to a highlight on your emblem and click OK. This is Marty from Blue
Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!