Gems Tutorial for Photoshop


Gem BulletThese gems are popular for text bullets and buttons.

Create a new document 150 x 150 pixels,Create a new document 150 x 150 pixels,
with a black background.


Create a new Layer.Create a new Layer.
Create a circle selection 100 x 100 pixels,
and fill with amber:
R: 239
G: 176
B: 0


Create a new Layer.Create a new Layer.
Set pen colour to white and brush size to 65 pixels.


Apply paint until the image looks like this.Apply paint until the image looks like this.


Set Layer adjustment to Screen - 70%.Set Layer adjustment to Screen - 70%.

Set Layer adjustment to Screen - 70%.


Create a new Layer.Create a new Layer.
Set pen colour to black and brush size to 100 pixels.


Apply paint until the image looks like this.Apply paint until the image looks like this.


Set Layer adjustment to Overlay - 80%.Set Layer adjustment to Overlay - 80%.

Set Layer adjustment to Overlay - 80%.


Create a new'Layer.Create a new'Layer.
Set pen colour to white and brush size to 13 pixels,
and paint the highlight.


Almost there.Almost there.
Just have to remove the overflow paint
Shift-Select 'Layer 1'.


Invert Selection. Select 'Layer 2' and delete. Select 'Layer 3' and delete.Invert Selection.
Select 'Layer 2' and delete.
Select 'Layer 3' and delete.


Hide background and apply shadow to 'Layer 1'.Hide background and apply shadow to 'Layer 1'.

Hide background and apply shadow to 'Layer 1'.


By changing the colour of 'Layer 1' you can turn the gem from amber to turquoise.By changing the colour of 'Layer 1' you can turn the gem from amber to turquoise.


Done!


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