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Making A Flat Ribbon Look Realistic

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In today's newsletter (5/11/2011) one of the products used was Chere Edwards She Sells Sea Shells. On the product page, Chere's layout has a flat ribbon that weaves through a word art label. The spots where the ribbon goes over/under the label appear raised and lighter. Is this achieved by lightening the opacity or is there something else I should know?

 

I'm using PSE9. Thanks!

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Personally, I would use the Dodge and Burn tools to create some shadows where the ribbon goes below the tag and highlights where the ribbon goes over the tag.

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I agree with Anna, I try to use a separate layer for the Dodge/Burn (which would use Black & White colors) and then change the blending mode of the layer.

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Personally, I would use the Dodge and Burn tools to create some shadows where the ribbon goes below the tag and highlights where the ribbon goes over the tag.

 

 

I have tried the dodge & burn tools countless times but it never appears to do anything. I think mine is broken. :hit-head-with-hammer:

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Dodge & burn tools are great stuff, but I tend to use them directly on the item and use undo a lot! LOL

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Dodge & burn tools are great stuff, but I tend to use them directly on the item and use undo a lot! LOL

 

LOL!!! Ctrl-Z is my favorite keystroke. *g*

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Personally, I would use the Dodge and Burn tools to create some shadows where the ribbon goes below the tag and highlights where the ribbon goes over the tag.

 

 

I have tried the dodge & burn tools countless times but it never appears to do anything. I think mine is broken. :hit-head-with-hammer:

 

 

I have not mastered those two yet.

 

The dodge and burn tools take a little practice (at least they did for me), their use is covered in Katherine Weaver's class: The Art of Painting with Light and Dark. ;)

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I have not mastered those two yet.

 

 

Nor have I, Belle!

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Try looking at your settings - Dodge set on Highlights and Burn set on Shadows. (Although I have gotten some interesting effectss when I forgot to do that lol.) I use a duplicate layer for each one so I can see the changes.

 

But Katherine's class is the best!

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Where is Katherine's class?

 

Thanks

Lesann

 

Hi Lesann, Sorry, but Katherine's Art of Painting with Light and Dark class that I mentioned above was back in December of 2009.

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