BevelA beveled edge is a face of a 3D object which is not perpendicular to the other faces of the object. An example of a beveled edge is shown and highlighted in the picture below:
Graphics software generally, and bitmap and photo editing software often incorporates features for adding bevel effects to entire pictures, or objects within pictures.
Here is a bevel effect on a picture created using Corel PhotoPaint:
As mentioned already, bevel effects can also bad added to objects within pictures. This is most commonly used on text, to give it a 3D effect - and, if you look around, you will find such effects are widely used in logos and advertising.
Here is some text:
Next we add a bevel. Once again, this was done using Corel PhotoPaint - the black text was selected using the color mask selection tool, and then the bevel added to the selected area.
Here is the result:
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