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Neomorphism Style using Layer Effects


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"The neumorphic effect is a combination of the current famous flat UI and the old skeuomorphic principles! The components have a dark box-shadow on the bottom and a light box-shadow on top; the combination of both creates the effect of the elements pushing themselves through your display."

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We are going to create a Neomorphism Style graphic like this one using Layer Effects. We are going to be working only with three colors, one Main Color, A Shadow color and a lighter highlight color.

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We are going to be working with the following three colors

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Lets start by creating a blank document. In my case, an A4 Horizontal.

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Lets select the square shape tool and fill the whole document and give it the MAIN color. This will be the background of our image.

 

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Now create a rounded square shape

 

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Now while having the newly created shaped selected. Apply the following settings to the "Bevel / Emboss" section of the "Layer Effects". Sorry for the misspell ..LOL 

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Now apply the following settings to the "Color Overlay" section and close the window.

 

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You can use the Shadow color to write text over it. And you can save the settings as a Style and apply it to any shape or text you want, as shown below.

 

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Bonus, if you tick the "Invert" option on the Profile of the "Bevel / Emboss" you can create an inset effect. Also, you might want to activate the "Scale with Object" box at the bottom left of this window.

 

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And this is the result with the Inverted profile selected

 

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Sorry for the crude tutorial but I did it kind of quick. I hope someone find it useful. And if you want to read more about this please visit the following links.

 

Design trends: Neumorphic design

Neumorphism (Soft UI) in User interface design - Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

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