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In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a chrome effect in Affinity Photo. The chrome effect can be used on text and logos, or anything you want to turn into chrome.
Before you get started, go to the following links and download the image and font used in the tutorial.
First, go to File > New. Next, go to Web and select FHD 1080p. Then, click Create.
Now, go to File > Open and select the image of the silhouette of the man in a suit. It’ll open in a new tab.
Copy the man and paste it onto our working document.
Next, go to the Transform Panel and turn on the Lock Aspect Ratio. Then, resize the image.
After you resize the image, grab the Artistic Text Tool from the Tools Panel. Type Ace’s. Then, make a duplicate (pressing CTRL + J) of the text and change the words to Tailoring.
Now, go to the Font Family and choose a font for the text. The font I used is called Calisto MT Bold.
Select the text and the image of the man. In the Layers Panel, right click on the selected items and click Merge Visible. Now, turn the other layers off.
After that, select the merged layer. In the Layers Panel, select the fx (the Layers Effect) icon.
Select Color Overlay. Make sure the Blend Mode is Normal and that the Opacity is at 100%. Then, go to Color. Select the RGB Hex Sliders and type in the following hex code #7A7A7A.
Now, select the 3D Effect. First, set the Radius. I set it to 10 px. Next, set the Opacity to 80 px. I selected the fourth Standard Profile and edited it. After that is the Diffuse, Specular, and the Shininess. These three things deal with the light source. Here are the settings I used for the light source Diffuse: 100%, Specular: 80%, and Shininess: 80%.
Next, go to Direction. For the first light source, I left it at 45 degrees for both the Azimuth and the Elevation. Then, I added a second light source. I set the Azimuth to 153 degrees and the Elevation to 29.7 degrees. Also, I decided to add a third light source. I set the Azimuth to 60 degrees and the Elevation to 0 degrees. Then, go to Color. Select the RGB Hex Slider and use the following hex code #BABABA.
Now, go to the Bevel/Emboss effect. Set the Type to Inner. I left the Radius at 5 px. Next, set the Soften to 3 px. Then, go to Profile. For the Profile, I chose the fourth one and edited it. Now, choose the direction of your light source. I set the Azimuth to 158 degrees and the Elevation to 75 degrees.
Congratulations, you’ve created a chrome effect in Affinity Photo. For more Affinity Photo tutorials, check out this article on how to create a gold effect in Affinity Photo.