Applying an Emboss effect

You can use the Emboss effect to add a grayscale relief to an image. You can save your options as a preset for future use.

To emboss an image:

  1. In Edit mode, in the Add group, click Special Effect.
  2. Click Emboss.
  3. On the Emboss tab, set the options as described below.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Done to accept your changes and close the pane.
    • Click Cancel to discard your changes and close the pane.

Emboss options


Specifies the light source’s elevation on the image. Lower values produce more shadows and a darker image. Higher values produce fewer shadows and a lighter image.


Specifies the amount of relief added to the image. Higher values increase the relief depth.


Specifies the angle of shadows that extend from the edges of image details. A value of 0 adds shadows to the left side, while a value of 180 adds shadows to the right side.

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Applying an Emboss effect