Diner Salt & Pepper Shakers
tutorial by Whisper

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Click the small arrow between the styles boxes, now your foreground should be set to gradient and the background should be null.

In your gradients settings change to Radial and Repeats to 9.

Add a new vector layer and name it ring.

Set your shapes tool to ellipse and width 5.

Draw an ellipse the height and width of your top.
(I have turned off the other layers for easy viewing.)

Right click on the vector layer and convert to raster.

Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel > Metallic preset.

Edit > Copy.

Edit > Paste > Paste as new selection.

Place the new ring on top of the first but offsetting it slightly upwards.

Edit > Copy.

Edit > Paste > Paste as new selection.

Place the new rings on top of the first set but offsetting them slightly upwards again

Paste is one more set of rings.  Now you should have a total of 6 rings.

You can now delete the "top" layer.

Click the arrow between the styles boxes again.

Change the gradient to Sunburst, repeats 0, invert UNchecked, Horizontal 50 and Vertical 20.

Click the edit button and set the first location box to 70%.

Set your shapes tool at width 0.

Draw an ellipse slightly wider and taller than the ring size.  You can see the relationship between the two in this screen shot.
(I have lowered the opacity on the ellipse so that you could see the rings under it.)

When you are satisfied with the shape change to object selector, right click and create raster selection.

In your layer palette right click and convert to raster.  Rename this layer top.

Selections > Modify > Feather > 1 > ok.

Add a new raster layer and name it shadow.

Effects > 3 D effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 0
Opacity 65
Blur 30
Shadow color black

Add a new raster layer and name it highlight.

Selections > Modify > Contract > 12 > ok.

Flood fill this selection with white.

Selections > Modify > Contract > 3 > ok.

Hit the delete key on your keyboard.

Selections > none.

Using your eraser tool set at 100 Opacity, 100 density, and 100 hardness, erase the bottom half of the highlight.

Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur > 3 or 4 > ok.

Select your text tool and using the same gradient as before type an P.

These are the settings I used:

Using your adjustment nodes slightly skew and rotate the letter.

Right click and create raster selection.

Convert this layer to raster and rename P shadow.

Effects > 3 D effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 0
Opacity 65
Blur 3
Shadow color black

Select your shapes tool again.

Edit your gradient once again and change the number in the first location box to 50.

Draw a very small ellipse.  This will be one of your shaker holes.

Convert this vector layer to raster and rename it P holes.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Effects > 3 D effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 1
Opacity 75
Blur 2
Shadow color black

Selections > Select none.

Move this hole into position at a point along your P.

You will be "outlining" the P with these holes.

Edit > Copy.

Edit > Paste > Paste as a new selection.

Place this hole along the P and continue copy/paste until you have the P outlined.

Edit > Copy.

Edit > Paste > Paste as a new image. (For use with the S.)

Selections > Select none.

Lower the opacity of the P shadow layer until it is just barely visible.

Turn off the P shadow and P holes layers.

Select your text tool and using the same gradient as before type an S.

Using your adjustment nodes slightly skew and rotate the letter.

Right click and create raster selection.

Convert this layer to raster and rename S shadow.

Effects > 3 D effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 0
Opacity 65
Blur 3
Shadow color black

Activate your hole image.

Edit > Copy.

Activate your shaker image.

Add a new raster layer and name it S holes.

Edit > Paste > Paste as a new selection.

Now go along and paste the holes along the S.

Selections > Select none.

Lower the opacity of the S shadow the same as the P shadow layer.

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