O'Reilly logo

Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Designing with Layer Styles

YOU CAN CREATE SOME REALLY EYE-CATCHING DESIGNS WITH A FEW SIMPLE LAYER STYLES

The beauty of layer styles is their simplicity. They’re easy to add, easy to save, and easy to change (if you ever need to). Plus, they’re built right into Photoshop. Effects that used to be a total pain in the neck to add to an image are now just a click away. Drop shadows, strokes, glows, bevels...the whole nine yards. I’m tellin’ ya, if you haven’t messed around with layer styles for design purposes yet, then you owe it to yourself to read this tutorial, and the rest of the chapter.

Step 1: Open a Photo to Apply an Effect to

Open a photo to apply a layer style design effect to. I’ve found they work great on people and sports photos. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required