OK Lyle, I give up. Been working on this for about an hour and a half now and I can't figure out what you did to get the tiles to look so flattened on top. What's up with the rings? You keepin' secrets again?
This is my latest and greatest couple of attempts.
I'm really having fun with this Graetchan! To get the grout like I like it, I alpha to select the image layer and go to the grout layer and delete the selection therefore making a sort of grout "lattice" layer. Then dup, blur, & inverted bump. This time I added the original image above the selection blur layer in overlay mode. Also did a Layer FX bevel & emboss and put them at the top. Then ran the glossy stroke 3d. I also tried to immulate Lyle's image and ran GIMIC's gradient Norm @ 5 on the image layer and place it under the original image layer. I just can't seem to duplicate what Lyle did.