In this lesson we will look at the principle of applying such a parameter in the Layer Style as the Layer Mask hides the effects.
Step 1. Create a new document.
Take the tool “Ellipse” in mode layer shape, Colour – the black and holding the key Shift, draw a circle so that you have room for the second ring.
Step 2. Then put in the tool settings “Ellipse” – Subtract shape from area (-)
And holding the key Shift, draw another circle inside your shape. If, exactly in the center it was not possible to place a new circle, then, holding the key Ctrl, Click on its edge and place a small circle in the center of the shape.
Step 3. Duplicate the ring layer (Ctrl +J). Change the duplicate color to # FB9708, by clicking on the thumbnail duplicate layer twice. And place it as on the screenshot (this can be done with the help of free transformation Ctrl +T)
Step 4. Go to the duplicate layer with the shape (Figure1 (copy)) and add to it Layer mask, clicking on the layer mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette.
Step 5. Now, we need to hide part of the orange ring. Holding the key Ctrl, click on the thumbnail with black ring (Figure 1). Formed shape selection.
Press key D, to reset the foreground and background color to default colors. Choose black color and tool Brushdisguise too much.
Click Ctrl +D, to deselect. Here’s what happens:
* Applying a layer mask, we mask the areas, rather than erasing them completely. *
Step 6. Apply a layer style to the rings. The author chose Style – Mercury (it is in the WEB-styles) and slightly corrected it.
After you have applied the layer style, pay attention to the fact that we have undesirable areas on the ring.
To fix this, open Layer style on a layer with an orange ring. Go to the tab – Overlay options: Custom and in Advanced options put a tick in front of – Layer Mask Hides Effects.
The problem will disappear
Here is what you can draw using this method.
Transfer: Irina Semina.
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