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EyeCandy 3.1: Carve Filter
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EyeCandy 3.1:
Carve Filter
Created by: Fignations of Imaginment


This filter creates a carved object from an image. Edge choices include Button, Rounded, Mesa, and Flat (pull-down menu next to Bevel Shape).

You can select the entire image or use the Selection or Lasso tools to select any shape you wish. Adjust the options using the sliders or by typing a number into the fields.

Bevel Width = 35Bevel Width = 55Bevel Width = 75

Bevel Width

This adjusts the width of the bevel in order to get wider or thinner beveled edges. The higher the amount, the wider the bevel.

Image top left: Bevel Width = 35
Image top right: Bevel Width = 55
Bottom image: Bevel Width = 75


Bevel Shape

The shape of the bevel comes in four flavors, simply pull down the menu to select.

Image top left: Bevel Shape = Button
Image top right: Bevel Shape = Rounded
Image bottom left: Bevel Shape = Mesa
Image bottom right: Bevel Shape = Flat

Smoothness = 0Smoothness = 5


Defines how smooth the edge of the bevel is, with 0 being sharp and up to 10 being more smooth.

Left image: Smoothness = 0
Right image: Smoothness = 5

Shadow Depth = 15Shadow Depth = 75

Shadow Depth

This adjusts the darkness of the shadow part of the bevel. The higher the number, the darker the shadow.

Left image: Shadow Depth = 15
Right image: Shadow Depth = 75

Darken Depths = 15Darken Depths = 50

Darken Depths

This adjusts the darkness of the "depths" of the entire button. The higher the number, the darker the button, and the bevel.

Left image: Darken Depths = 15
Right image: Darken Depths = 50

Highlight Brightness = 100Highlight Brightness = 25

Highlight Brightness

This adjusts how bright the highlighting is. Higher numbers result in a more plastic look, while lower numbers result in a more muted effect.

Left image: Highlight Brightness = 100
Right image: Highlight Brightness = 25

Highlight Sharpness = 1Highlight Sharpness = 15Highlight Sharpness = 75

Highlight Sharpness

This adjusts the sharpness of the highlight with 1 being the most diffuse and 100 being the sharpest.

Image top left: Highlight Sharpness = 1
Image top right: Highlight Sharpness = 15
Bottom image: Highlight Sharpness = 75



Determines where the light is coming from in order to determine highlights and shadows. Click/hold and rotate on top of the lighting sphere to adjust where the light is hitting your beveled image. You can also manually enter the Direction and Inclination in the fields to the right of the lighting sphere.


Saved effects

The pull-down menu that shows "Last Used" by default has a number of predefined effects you can choose. You can add your own settings by clicking on the pencil icon or delete settings by clicking on the eraser icon.


Other Shapes

You don't have to limit yourself to the entire image or to selected rectangles to create buttons. Use the Lasso tool to select interesting shapes or create rounded buttons, hexagons, etc.

Create text as a selection and apply the filter to the text. To get a more 3D effect to the text, use a larger size font. Just make sure that you use an image that's large enough to hold the large text selection.