The Bevel/Emboss effect is used to add rounded edges and shadows to give a 3D impression.

Before and after effect applied.

Depending on the type of bevel or emboss set, the rounded edge might be inside or outside layer content, convex or concave, and may include a shadow.

For all bevel/emboss effects you can adopt a preset or custom profile that defines the bevel/emboss edge.


The following settings are shown on the Effects panel:

The following advanced settings can be adjusted in the Layer Effects dialog:

To apply a preset or custom profile:
  1. Click the Profile thumbnail.
  2. On the pop-up panel, choose either:
    • One of the Standard profile thumbnails.
    • A custom profile: Click on the curve to add a node, drag a node or portion of the curve to shape it.
  3. Select the Linear checkbox to create a sharp curve or deselect to create a smooth curve.
  4. Click away from the pop-up panel to apply the profile.