a new document and a new layer.
First we need a shape. This can be accomplished by using one of
the marquee tools and dragging to make a selection then holding down
SHIFT to add more to the selection
you have your shape then fill it with a color. I chose
orange. Retain your selection. Do not deselect.
a new layer. Then choose BLACK as your foreground color and go to
EDIT>STROKE. Make SURE that the LOCATION is set to
INSIDE. You can play with the width because it all depends you how
large your shape is. The larger the shape, the wider the stroke
should be. Again, do not deselect.
FILTER>BLUR>GAUSSIAN BLUR and use a setting that looks good.
Use a setting that has the same effect as mine to the left. You
can use one that has less blur for a harder bevel. This whole
effect is a lot cleaner then "inner bevel" that Photoshop
provides. It can provide a very realistic bevel as you can see in
the images I used this effect in below. I MOSTLY use it for a
shading effect however. Its gives things the needed shadow on them
that really makes the object stand out.
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