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How to add depth and brilliant to icon?


Aviorrok

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Hi,
How can I make icons with more depth and brilliant? I tried to add inner shadow, inner glow and satin but is not the same like this icons
Thanks!

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IamSam

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Let's see your icons. It's hard to advise you when we have nothing to compare with.
 

Rich54

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Agree that it would help to see what you've done and then compare it to your examples.
In your list of what you've done, you do not mention Bevel & Emboss or Drop Shadow. Those two layer styles will help give you the appearance of depth.
I was just playing around and managed to create this. I'm attaching my Photoshop file so that you can see the settings.

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IamSam

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Hey, my personal opinion is that you need to adjust your Bevel and Emboss to better suit that of the original. Your highlights are too bright.

I also noted that they did NOT use a gradient overlay in the layer style. They used a gradient layer that covers both the icon base and the social media icon. Note how the SM icons are color tinted.

Base. (Note: This is much higher definition than your examples)
Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 8.29.01 PM.png

Base with SM icon. (Note: The drop shadow is not black. It's black set to "color burn")
There may be a Bevel and Emboss on the original...........hard to tell with such poor examples.
Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 8.42.07 PM.png

Gradient layer added set to "multiply".
Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 8.43.00 PM.png

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