Project 1203-5Adobe

Adobe Digital Scrapbooking Tip –
Crystal Clear Type

By: Linda Sattgast
Sponsors: Adobe Systems Inc. and Scrapper’s Guide


Here's how to create a title that looks like glass:

    • Open a photo that isn't too cluttered (File > Open). This works best on areas of graduated color like a sunset or where you have fewer colors and patterns like a photo of the beach or the sky.

    • Get the type tool and type your title. Click once on the page to accept it.

    • In the Layers palette, click on the original photo layer to select it.

    • Press Ctrl J (Mac: Cmd J) to duplicate the photo layer.

    • Click and drag the new photo layer above the type layer, which will cover up the type.

    • Choose Layer > Group with Previous. Nothing will appear to happen.

    • Click on the type layer in the Layers palette to select it and open the Effects palette.

    • Click on the Layer style icon, open the menu and select Bevels.

    • Double click on the Simple Emboss Bevel to apply it to the type. (Hold your cursor over a bevel to see its name.) When you apply the Bevel, your type will suddenly appear again.

    • If you want to adjust the bevel, double click on the effects icon that now appears on the type layer in the Layers palette.

    • When the Style Settings dialog box appears, make your adjustments, and click okay.

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